Demadonna’s Kebede Netsanet Gudeta of Ethiopian cloaks 31'35" to win Ottawa’s 2017 10 kilometers race on Saturday

 

gudeta otawaEthiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta took the lead just after passing the first three-kilometer mark, and she ran away from a strong women’s field, including the heavily pre-race favorite Kenya’s Paskalia Chepkorir, at the Ottawa 10k, winning the IAAF Gold Label road race in 31’35” on Saturday 27.

Chepkorir, who has a personal best of 30’57” over the 10km struggled home to take second place in 32’08” with Monica Ngige, also of Kenya, taking third in 32’46”.

“I am extremely happy for winning the race,” said Gudeta. “I felt confident from the beginning and I had the feeling that I was going to be ahead of the men.” (Who their starting gun was given 3’10” after the start of the elite women’s race.

“I had to keep checking who was behind me, how I was doing. That was all I was doing. I was more concerned about the men. Once I left the (Kenyan) ladies, I didn't have much concern about them catching me. My concern was with the men.”

 

ottawa 2017OTTAWA – May 28, 2017 - In the men’s 2017 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon DAP’s Seboka Didaba, Ethiopia, and Levy Matebo, Kenya, take second and third position

 

The race get into live with the leading group running together the entire way before Eliud Kiptanui started to build an insurmountable lead over the final stretch of the 42.195-kilometer course through Ottawa and Gatineau.

Kiptanui would cross the finish line in 2h10’14”, 17-second ahead of our Seboka Dibaba of Ethiopia runner up in 2h10’31”, While Omari Levy Matebo, of Kenya and also represented by Demadonna finished third in 2h10’48”.

 

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