Ethiopian Gebrselassie wins world marathon gold with a record

Eugene-Oregon: Ethiopia’s Gotiotum Gebrselassie sealed a title fight in two pieces to win the marathon gold of the world championships in athletics with a time record of 2:18:11 Monday. Gebrselassie took the lead in the last two kilometers, giving her Kenyan rival Judith Currier a chance in the final meters to beat the record by the British Paula Radcliffe of 2005 of 2:20:57. And I want to give God credit for all of this. “” The Kenyan rider asked me to let her pass, but I was patient. With 40 kilometers I felt strong ”. This was Ethiopia’s second victory in the Eugene marathon, in Oregon, where Tamirat Tula won the men’s title with a record also for the tournament, where he finished the distance in two hours, five minutes and 36 seconds. “Yesterday’s victory motivates me a lot today,” said Gebrselassie. Courier recorded the best time of her career and said she was frustrated that Gebrselassie didn’t allow her to sprint with her, but in Cambio was satisfied with her level. “The runners of Ethiopia are super fast, “Courier said. It’s not easy to compete with them, but I did my best.” (agencies)