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04 May 2021, 2pm

Results from the Ethiopian Athletics Federation

Ethiopian Olympic trials

Ethiopian Athletics Federation Olympic Trial
Sat 1 May 2021

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The short-course, downsized-field Ethiopian Men’s and Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials were held on 1 May 20km outside Addis Ababa.

The top-3 finishers in each trial are due to be selected to represent Ethiopia at the Olympic Games Marathons in Sapporo in 13 weeks’ time.

Kenenisa Bekele was a notable absentee from the men’s race, citing the short time until the Olympic race as a reason for his non-participation.


1 Shura KITATA ETH 1:46:15
2 Lelisa DESISA ETH 1:46:16
3 Sisay LEMMA ETH 1:46:19
4 Chalu DESO ETH 1:46:34
5 Kinde ATANAW ETH 1:47:03
1 Tigist GIRMA ETH 1:59:23
2 Birhane DIBABA ETH 1:59:45
3 Roza Dereje BEKELE ETH 2:00:16
4 Zeineba YIMER ETH 2:03:41
5 Ruti AGA ETH 2:04:28


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