Gelmisa leads clean sweep for Ethiopia at Tokyo Marathon

TOKYO (AP) — Deso Gelmisa led an Ethiopian clean sweep of the podium at the Tokyo Marathon, with Kenya’s Rosemary Wanjiru triumphing in the women’s race. In a tight finish, the 25-year-old Gelmisa finished in 2:05:22 to win his first World Marathon Major by one second ahead of compatriot Mohamed Esa. Tsegaya Getachew finished third, two seconds further back. There was no close finish to the women’s race as Wanjiru crossed the line 28 seconds ahead of Ethiopia’s Tsehay Gemechu for her first major win. Ashete Bekeri, last year’s runners-up finished third, 2:43 behind Wanjiru.

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