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Can Ethiopian Men Sweep the Podium?

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04/14/13

  09:10:36 pm, by admin, 148 words  
Categories: Athletics

Can Ethiopian Men Sweep the Podium?

Can Ethiopian Men Sweep the Podium?

Training group hopes to end Kenyan dominance.

By Roger Robinson;

Kenyan men have won Boston 15 times since Ibrahim Hussein was the first in 1991. That dominance could take a major hit at the Boston Marathon on Monday, if a group of five talented Ethiopians perform up to their predictions.



"One-two-three-four, maybe," said Lelisa Desisa (above) today with a confident laugh. 



"We train together in Addis. We have our own strategies, yes, a race is a serious thing, but it helps to know each other, so we might work together to a certain point," said Markos Geneti. 



Deriba Merga and Gebre Gebremariam, both with the experience of victory and podium places in major American marathons, also seemed quietly confident.



"I expect a good result. Top four. I am as ready as when was third at Boston in 2011," said Gebremariam. 



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Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]
Seattle

We wish them success tommorrow

04/14/13 @ 22:34
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

Why not? That would be a great way to end the Kenyans’ dominance in Boston!
With five runners, Ethiopian team seems ready to win it.
Team work is the most important thing here. Just remember “there is no I in TEAM".

04/14/13 @ 22:43
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
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TEDDY

Of Course He can !!!I bet this one is the Right Time for our heroes !!!!

04/15/13 @ 08:24
Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]
Seattle

Congratulations for Lelisa Desisa for winning the Marathon today!

Hopefully, all of the Ethiopian squad are safe and not affected by the explosion.

04/15/13 @ 16:08
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

I saw today on Cnn.com site as a breaking news, Lelisa, Disisa has won the Boston Marathon.
However there is a new sad news about 2 explosions at the finish line.
Let us all hope no one is seriously injured as the there were some injuries reported.

Congra & God bless

04/15/13 @ 16:19
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!Thank you LELISSA !!!!But there is alo a sad news about a blast that did happen in the area . May God save the lives of all the participants and of the public .

04/15/13 @ 17:00

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