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Lelisa wins men’s marathon in Doha

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Addis Ababa, October 7, 2019 (FBC) –Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa won the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar.

He ended an 18-year wait for Ethiopia when he triumphed in a sprint finish against compatriot Mosinet Geremew to take gold.

Lelisa, last year’s New York marathon winner became the first Ethiopian to win the title since Gezahegne Abera in 2001.

Mosinet, four seconds behind, took silver and Amos Kipruto of Kenya the bronze.