Asmara Marathon : Eritrea’s Mehari Tsegai won
Asmara Marathon” in which over 60 athletes from various East African countries participated was held on 9 June in the main streets of the capital, Asmara.
The participating athletes include from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania.
Eritrea’s Mehari Tsegai won the race and Ethiopia’s Tadese Asefa and Eritrean Petro Mamo settled second and third respectively. The first three winners received a 6 thousand, 4 thousand and 3 thousand Dollars respectively from Ambassador Zemede Tekle, Commissioner of Culture and Sport. Athletes who stood from 4th to 10th rank also received prizes from Maj. General Romodan Osman Awliay, Governor of the Central region.
In the meanwhile Eritrean women athletes also competed in a half-marathon concurrent race, and Athlete Nazereth Woldu from the Central region, Athlete Kokob Tesfagaber from the Central region and Athlete Simret Merhawi from Denden Club stood from first to third respectively. The winners received 40, 20 and 10 thousand Nakfa respectively from the Minister of Tourism, Ms. Askalu Menkorious.
Similarly, mass sport in which over 20 thousand people took part was also held.