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Report03 May 2021

Ethiopian marathon team’s road to Tokyo begins with success in Sebeta

In many ways, 1 May was like the start of a normal training day for several Ethiopian marathoners vying for spots on the Olympic team.

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Feature23 Apr 2021

Dereje’s dream of bringing marathon glory to Ethiopia

When Roza Dereje broke the tape at the 2019 Valencia Marathon in a course record of 2:18:30, she beamed, elatedly.

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Previews14 Feb 2020

Spotlight on Dereje and Kissa at Barcelona Half Marathon

Ethiopia’s rising star Roza Dereje will be the marquee athlete at the ‘eDreams Mitja Marato Barcelona’ a World Athletics Gold Label event on Sunday (16).

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Report01 Dec 2019

Fast times at Valencia marathon: Dereje sizzles 2:18:30, debutante Alayew 2:03:53

Ethiopians Roza Dereje and Kinde Atanaw Alayew produced impressive victories at the Maraton Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, a World Athletics Gold Label road race, in the eastern Spanish city on Sunday (1).

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Report10 Feb 2019

Dereje and Kiptanui take the spoils in Barcelona half

Ethiopia’s Roza Dereje and Eric Kiptanui of Kenya raced to victories at the eDreams Mitja Marato Barcelona, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday (10). 

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Previews08 Feb 2019

Dereje targets world half marathon record in Barcelona

Ethiopia’s Roza Dereje Bekele will take centre stage at the eDreams Mitja Marato Barcelona on Sunday (10) after announcing her intention to break the world half marathon record at the IAAF Gold Label road race.

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Report26 Jan 2018

Geremew and Dereje take down course records in Dubai

Mosinet Geremew of Ethiopia only got into the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon at the eleventh hour, and it was a last minute surge in the finishing straight which ensured that he would emerge the victor in a highly competitive men’s race that saw him win in a course record 2:04:00, with the top six finishing within 15 seconds, and the top seven under 2:05, the highest number ever in a marathon.

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Report12 Nov 2017

Dereje and Mokoka take back-to-back titles in Shanghai

Ethiopia’s Roza Dereje and South Africa’s Stephen Mokoka retained their titles at the Shanghai International Marathon in cool conditions on Sunday (12), with Dereje bettering her personal best by more than two-and-a-half minutes at the IAAF Gold Label road race.

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Report30 Oct 2016

Mokoka and Dereje victorious at Shanghai Marathon

South Africa’s Stephen Mokoka emerged victorious from a three-man battle to take his third title in four years at the Shanghai International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (30).

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