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Ethiopians, ironing recordpremie with earnings in rapid marathon of Dubai

The Ethiopians, Mosinet Geremew and Roza Dereje have Friday the marathon of Dubai with their name written on it. It gave them both a cheque of 200,000 dollars, about 160.000 euro, the highest premium ever in a stadsmarathon.

The 27-year-old Geremew took the after a thrilling sprint with five in 2u04:00, a course record and just 1:03 above the world record. Debutant Leul Gebresilase finished in less than two seconds on the closest place of honour. Third was defending champion Tamirat Tola in 2u04:06.

Roza Dereje triumphed at the women in 2u19:17, also a course record. They won for landgenotes Feyse Tadese (2u19:30), Yebrgual Melese (2u19:36) and titelverdedigster Worknesh Degefa (2u19:53).

In the marathon of Dubai, died Friday of multiple records. As runner-up for the first time, seven men under 2u05 and four women under 2h20.

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