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Saturday November 18th 2017

In NYC, Ethiopian Women Finish 1-2-3

Ethiopian Women Dominate in 5k at Adidas Grand Prix

NEW YORK— TsehaiNY.com

World Champion Tirunesh Dibaba (15:11.34) finished 1st place in the Women’s 5,000 at The Adidas Grand Prix.  The event, which is the fifth stop on the inaugural 14-meet IAAF Diamond League Circuit, was held today in Icahn Stadium on New York City’s Randall’s Island.

Following Tirunesh Dibaba across the finish line was Sentayehu Ejigu (15:12.99) and Sule Utura (15:16.61).

The event showcased several Olympian global stars.  Missing from the competition was 100m world record holder Usain Bolt.  Bolt, who withdrew from the meet last month due to a leg injury, made a surprise appearance as a spectator.

Here are the finishes for other Ethiopian athletes:

Women’s  1,500
2nd         Meseret Defar

Men’s 1,500
2nd        Deresse Mekonnen
4th         Demma Daba Bikila
10th       Markos Geneti

Women’s 5,000
8th          Aheza Kiros, Ethiopia

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