Ethopian Wins World Run On 34 Courses In 13 Time Zones
A 78-kilometer long race came down to a thrilling sprint finish between two runners battling it out on two courses separated by 11,000 kilometers as the first-ever Wings for Life World Run turned out to be an improbable success.
Lemawork Ketema of Ethiopia out-sprinted Remigio Huaman Quispe of Peru to win a dramatic intercontinental duel by just 90 meters at the end of a grueling 78-kilometer ultra-marathon race for charity on Sunday in which 35,397 runners from 164 nations took part in pulsating virtual duels that played out on 6 continents. In the revolutionary first-ever race staged simultaneously around the world on 34 different tracks in 32 countries, Evgenii Glyva of Ukraine came in a close third place and just meters behind the leaders in the inaugural Wings for Life World Run, a fun-filled spectacle in 13 time zones for everyone from hobby joggers to elite runners that raised more than 3 million euros for research into spinal cord injury.
Global Results Men: 1. Lemawork Ketama (ETH)/ run in Austria 78.57 kilometers, 2. Remigio Huaman Quispe (PER)/ Peru 78.48, 3. Evgeny Glyva (UKR)/ Austria 78.40, 4. Giorgio Calcaterra (ITA)/ Italy 72.96, 5. Paul Michelletti (NZL)/ UK 69.37, 6. Daniele Baldino (ITA)/ Italy 65.24, 7. Wouter Decock (BEL)/ Belgium 65.11, 8. Rainer Predl (AUT)/ Austria 65.02, 9. Rainer Achmüller (AUT)/ Italy 64.07, 10. Wolfgang Wallner (AUT)/ Austria 64.02;
Global Results Female: 1. Elise Molvik (NOR)/ Norway 54.79 kilometers; 2. Nathalie Vasseur (FRA)/ France 51.26; 3. Svetlana Shepalova (MDA)/ Turkey 48.29; 4. Mfanzi Ntombesintu (RSA)/ South Africa 47.57; 5. Lea Bäumler (GER)/ Germany 46.23
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