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Ethiopian runners win Taipei Marathon 2021

Taipei City Government had invited 12 elite international runners to participate in the race

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Tsao Chun-yu won the women’s domestic contest with 2:33:51.

Tsao Chun-yu won the women’s domestic contest with 2:33:51. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ethiopian runners Demeke Kasaw Biksegn and Alemtsehay Asefa Kasegn won the 2021 Taipei Marathon men's and women’s divisions, respectively, on Sunday (Dec. 19).

Biksegn finished with a time of two hours, 11 minutes, and 42 seconds; while Kasegn clocked two hours, 30 minutes, and 44 seconds, CNA reported.

Taipei City Government, the organizer of the event, had invited 12 elite international runners to participate in the marathon this year.

The fastest Taiwanese runner was Chou Ting-ing (周庭印), who finished in two hours, 23 minutes, and 13 seconds, which was his personal best. This year’s win was his third consecutive championship in the event's domestic race.

Meanwhile, Tsao Chun-yu (曹純玉) won the women’s domestic contest with a time of two hours, 33 minutes, and 51 seconds, which qualified her for Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, the report said.

Ethiopian runners win Taipei Marathon 2021
Chou Ting-ing (CNA photo)

Ethiopian runners win Taipei Marathon 2021
Demeke Kasaw Biksegn (CNA photo)

Ethiopian runners win Taipei Marathon 2021
Alemtsehay Asefa Kasegn (CNA photo)

Ethiopian runners win Taipei Marathon 2021
(CNA photo)