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Ethiopians sweep Bloomsday titles

Bloomsday men's winner Belete Assefa from Ethiopia, crosses the finish line, Sunday May 5, 2013. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-revew)
Bloomsday men's winner Belete Assefa from Ethiopia, crosses the finish line, Sunday May 5, 2013. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-revew)

Assefa, Deba are top Elite runners

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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