Ethiopia wins Mexico City International Marathon

Fikadu Kedebe came in first with a time of 2h 17.23
Fikadu Kedebe and Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera - Imago7
Adriana Díaz Reyes
Mexico City
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Ethiopian Fikadu Kedebe has become the champion of the 35th International Marathon of Mexico City, while the local competitor, Juan Luis Barrios, came in fourth.

With a time of 2h 17.23, Kedebe crossed the finish line before the hundreds of people gathered at the Olympic University Stadium in Mexico City.

“I'm sad because I didn't give Mexico a spot on the podium, but I felt good, and from now on, I need to work on improving my times,” said Juan Luis, who also expects to participate in the Olympic marathon cycle.

In the women's category, Gladys Tejeda was the winner, setting a new record, with a time of 2h 33.16.

The marathon took place today, August 27, at 06:45hrs. The contestants ran a total of 42 kilometers from the starting point at the Zócalo of Mexico City, to the finish line at the Olympic University Stadium.


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