Demadonna’s Worknesh Degefa , of Ethiopia. victorious at Olomouc Half Marathon on Saturday 24

 

worknesh degefaOver 6200 runner from more than 49 nations took part in the Olomouc men’s and women’s Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race on Saturday, 24 in unfavorably warm conditions.

However, our focus goes to the women’s race, where our Debele Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia came out victorious with the time of 69’19’ at the line.

Degefa and compatriot Netsanet Gudeta, 2015 world cross-country bronze medalist, also represented by Demadonna Athletic Promotions, stayed together until the 16th kilometer. Degefa eventually opened a lead which she held on to her finish in 69’19’.

“I experienced some problems in my groin yesterday but was able to run well in the race. I’m pleased I was able to run to my best ability and that it was enough to secure a win.” said Degefa at the end of the race.

Gudeta followed her in second place in 70’03’’ with third place going to Rose Chelimo of Kenya in 70’33.

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