May 5, 2013 in Sports

Ethiopians sweep Bloomsday titles

Assefa, Deba are top Elite runners
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Bloomsday men’s winner Belete Assefa from Ethiopia, crosses the finish line, Sunday May 5, 2013.
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Belete Assefa pulled away from newcomer Emmanuel Bett to capture Sunday’s Elite Men’s Bloomsday title.

The 22-year-old Assefa outlasted a pack that still numbered 10 runners midway through the course, but shrank in the warm weather.

By mile 7, it was a two-man race, but Assefa left Bett far behind with a finishing kick that got him to the finish line with a time of 34 minutes, 21 seconds.

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