Ethiopian Runners Sweep the 6th International Marathon of Ningxia

Ethiopian Runners Sweep the 6th International Marathon of Ningxia Ethiopian Runners Sweep the 6th International Marathon of Ningxia

YINCHUAN, China (Xinhua)―Ethiopian runners swept the men’s and women’s titles of the 6th International Marathon of Ningxia (Wuzhong) Yellow River Coast on Sunday in the Wuzhong city of northwest China’s Ningxia Autonomous Region.

Hirpha Temesgen Gonfa took the men’s crown in 2 hours 25 minutes and 38 seconds, while Gutema Beshadu Birbirsa snatched the women’s title in 2:52:38.

The winners of the full marathon will pick up a cash prize of 1,543 U.S. dollars and the total prize of the competition reaches 37,052 dollars.

In the men’s race, Kenyan Naibei Emmanuel Rutto came second in 2:25:42, followed by another Ethiopian Taye Tilahun Eshetu with 2:25:57.

The women’s race saw Ethiopian Wudnesh Nega Debele finish second in 2:52:56, followed by Chinese Cao Fengying with 3:11:32.

According to the local organizers, the event, featuring marathon, half marathon and mini-marathon, attracted some 20,000 runners, including 28 foreign runners, from 10 countries, such as the United States, Kenya, Canada and Pakistan.

The 6th International Marathon of Ningxia along Yellow River top results

Men’s Title

1. Hirpha Temesgen Gonfa (ETH) 2:52:38

2. Naibei Emmanuel Rutto () 2:25:42

3. Taye Tilahun Eshetu (ETH) 2:25:57


Women’s Title

1. Gutema Beshadu Birbirsa (ETH) 2:52:38

2. Wudnesh Nega Debele (ETH) 2:52:56

3. Cao Fengying (CHN) 3:11:32

Tagged as:

Sports, Yellow River Coast, Hirpha Temesgen Gonfa


124 Views Comments

Philemon Rono (KEN) and Marta Megra (ETH) Win the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Defending champion Philemon Rono of Kenya and Marta Megra of Ethiopia win the men and women titles of the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, clocking

134 Views Comments

Eyob Gebrehiwet (ITA) and Gedo Sule Utura (ETH) Win Huawei Venice Marathon 2017

VENICE, Italy (IAAF)―Eyob Gebrehiwet improved his PB by three minutes to win the 32nd edition of the Huawei Venice Marathon in 2:12:16 on Sunday (Oct.

150 Views Comments

Virginia Couple Wins North American Wife Carrying Championship

A Virginia couple took home the grand prize--$630 and 12 cases of beer--after competing in the North American Wife Carrying Championship in Maine Saturday. According to


159 Views Comments

Des Sil

Watch The Ethiopian Movie Des Sil


0 Views Comments

Ethiopia to Review VAT, TOT and Excise Tax

View Comments Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation will conduct a study in collaboration with Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA) to amend the Turn Over

0 Views Comments

Goalkeeping Ethiopia’s chronic problem

Despite an average budget of 50 million Birr none of the 16 Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) clubs have developed goal tending talent. Veteran goal keeper

0 Views Comments

Ethiopia Earned 959 Million USD from Tourism

View Comments The first 4 months of the current fiscal year saw Ethiopia earned 959 million USD from the tourism sector. During the period 256,000 tourists

0 Views Comments

Ethiopia: MFIs Disbursed 26.6 Billion Birr Loan Last Year

View Comments National bank of Ethiopia (NBE) disclosed microfinance institutions (MFIs) across the country disbursed 26.6 billion Birr loan in the last fiscal year. The loans

0 Views Comments

Ethiopia: Government to Privatize Assela Malt Factory

View Comments Ethiopia’s government has issued a public bid to privatize one of the public enterprises it owns and administers, Assela Malt Factory SC. The factory