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Dubai Marathon - Japanese Results

2014 Dubai Marathon
Dubai, 1/24/14
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Men
1. Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa (Ethiopia) - 2:04:32 - debut
2. Markos Geneti Guteta (Ethiopia) - 2:05:13
3. Girmay Birhanu Gebru (Ethiopia) - 2:05:49 - PB
4. Tamirat Tola Adera (Ethiopia) - 2:06:17 - debut
5. Azmeraw Bekele Molaign (Ethiopia) - 2:07:12 - PB
6. Shumi Dechase Leche (Bahrain) - 2:07:13
7. Abrha Milaw Asefa (Ethiopia) - 2:07:46 - PB
8. Abera Kassw Belay (Ethiopia) - 2:08:18 - debut
9. Abdeimounaim Harroufi (Morocco) - 2:09:11 - debut
10. Belachew Alemayehu Ameta (Ethiopia) - 2:09:50 - PB
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17. Tsuyoshi Ugachi (Japan/Team Konica Minolta) - 2:13:41 - debut

Women
1. Mulu Seboka Seyfu (Ethiopia) - 2:25:01
2. Meselech Melkamu Haileyesus (Ethiopia) - 2:25:23
3. Firehiwot Dado Tufy (Ethiopia) - 2:25:53
4. Meseret Hailu Debele (Ethiopia) - 2:26:20
5. Betelhem Moges Cherenet (Ethiopia) - 2:26:42 - debut
6. Amane Gobena Gemeda (Ethiopia) - 2:27:05
7. Fantu Eticha Jimma (Ethiopia) - 2:27:36 - PB
8. Goitetom Haft Tessema (Ethiopia) - 2:27:44
9. Sechale Dalasa Adugna (Ethiopia) - 2:27:47
10. Sultan Haydar (Turkey) - 2:27:54

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Comments

wataru22 said…
Another guy who probably would be better served continuing to focus on the middle distances but alas, it's Japan...

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