Led by Firehiwot Dado, Ethiopian Women Sweep 2014 Prague Marathon

The 2011 NYC Marathon champion Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia dominated the women's race at the 20th Prague International Marathon in Prague, Czech Republic, on Sunday, May 11, 2014. (Associated Press)

Tadias Magazine
News Update

Published: Monday, May 12th, 2014

New York (TADIAS) — Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia towered over her competition in the women’s division at the 2014 Prague International Marathon on Sunday, finishing the race in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 34 seconds.

Per AP: Firehiwot “crossed the finish line leading the Ethiopian sweep of the first six places in the women’s race, ahead of Fantu Eticha and Ashete Bekere.”

The athletics news website letsrun.com notes: “Dado, 30, is the most accomplished runner in the field by a wide margin, highlighted by her 2011 victory in the New York City Marathon in a personal-best 2:23:15 and her three straight victories in the Rome Marathon between 2009 and 2011.”

The men’s category was won by Patrick Kipyegon Terer of Kenya, followed by his fellow countryman Evans Kiplagat Chebet and Cuthbert Nyasango of Zimbabwe.

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