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News03 Oct 2018

Mekonnen and Belete to race Toronto Marathon

Tsegaye Mekonnen’s marathon debut four years ago stunned running aficionados across the world as the Ethiopian youngster won the Dubai Marathon in 2:04:32, the fastest time in history by an U20 athlete.

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News28 Dec 2016

Former champion Mekonnen confirmed for Dubai

Following his victory in 2014 and third-place finish last year, Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen will start as one of the favourites for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon when the IAAF Gold Label Road Race gets underway on January 20.

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Previews20 Jan 2016

Strong Ethiopian flavour to Friday's Dubai Marathon

Only Kenya’s Wilson Kibet and the Ethiopian living legend Haile Gebrselassie have managed back-to-back wins at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon but reigning champion Lemi Berhanu will hope to join this elite club at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Friday (22).

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News08 Jan 2016

Past two winners Berhanu and Mekonnen added to Dubai Marathon field

An unprecedented number of former winners will start the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon after reigning champion Lemi Berhanu and 2014 winner Tsegaye Mekonnen confirmed their participation in the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on January 22.

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Previews24 Jul 2015

World leader Biwott tops Bogota Half Marathon fields

Kenya’s Stanley Biwott and Ethiopia’s Birhane Dibaba are set to be the headline acts on Sunday (26) at the Bogota International Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

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News08 Jan 2015

Kimetto, Kipsang and Bekele among the stars set to shine in London

Marathon world record-holder Dennis Kimetto will race for the first time over the classic distance against the man whose name he removed from the record books, his Kenyan compatriot Wilson Kipsang, at the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on 26 April, organisers for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Thursday (8).

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Previews24 Oct 2014

Inspired by Gebrselassie, Mekonnen aims to break Ethiopian record in Frankfurt

Distance-running legend Haile Gebrselassie has encouraged Tsegaye Mekonnen to attack his own Ethiopian record at the BMW Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).

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News01 Oct 2014

Kipruto will defend Frankfurt Marathon title

Defending champion Vincent Kipruto will return to the BMW Frankfurt Marathon on 26 October, but he will face a pair of Ethiopians with sub-2:05 bests at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

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News10 Sep 2014

Mekonnen, Feleke and Kebede chase rare Ethiopian victories in Frankfurt

Kenyan runners have dominated the men’s race of the BMW Frankfurt Marathon for more than a decade as the past 12 champions of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race have all come from Kenya.

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News05 Jul 2014

Seyoum and Kejelcha to lead strong Ethiopian team of 24 for Oregon 2014

National junior 1500m record-holder Dawit Seyoum and world youth 3000m champion Yomif Kejelcha lead the Ethiopian team going to the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, USA, later this month and have good prospects of striking gold at Oregon 2014.

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Report24 Jan 2014

Teenager Mekonnen's stunning marathon debut win in Dubai

For the third consecutive year, the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon was won by a runner making his debut over the classic distance with Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen taking the plaudits at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2:04:32 on Friday (24).

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