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Kenenisa named in Ethiopia’s Rio 2016 Olympics marathon team


Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) announced yesterday the names of men and women athletes who will represent Ethiopia at the Rio 2016 Olympics to be held in August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Accordingly, three-time Olympic champion in the 5,000m and 10,000m, Kenenisa Bekele, was named in Ethiopia’s men marathon team, along with Tesfaye Abera, Lemma Feyisa, Yemane Tsegaye and Lelisa Desisa.

Kenenisa finished third at the London Marathon held last month.

On the women's side, Ethiopia will be represented by Mare Dibaba, Aselefech Mergia, Aberu Kebede, Tirfi Tsegaye and Tigist Tufa, according to the federation.

Mare Dibaba won gold for Ethiopia at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Bejing and finished third at this year’s London marathon. Tigist finished second.

Source: Fana Broadcasting 


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