Ethiopia repeats sweep in 41st BolderBoulder race

BOULDER, CO – MAY 27: Aliphine Tuliamuk #1 of the United States races with Hiwot Yemer #21 of Ethiopia, Meseret Tola #20 of Ethiopia and Rahma Chota #19 of Ethiopia during the womenÕs professional Bolder Boulder 10K at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field on May 27, 2019, in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post)

Ethiopia repeated a sweep in the men’s and women’s team competitions at the 41st annual BolderBoulder 10-kilometer road race Monday.

Kenya’s Benard Ngeno won the men’s race in 28 minutes, 29 seconds, well ahead of Terefa Delesa, who was runner-up in 28:59 but paced the Ethiopians to their 10th team win with 20 points. Tanzania was second with 22 points and Eritrea was third with 29.

The Ethiopian women won for the 13th time overall and for the 10th time in the past 11 years with a 1-2-5 finish for eight total points. Hiwot Yemer edged teammate Meseret Tola for the title, winning in 32:49, six seconds ahead of Tola.

Led by Aliphine Tuliamuk’s third-place finish (33:00), the U.S.A. placed second in the women’s race with 24 points, ahead of Kenya’s 29 points in third place.


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