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Ethiopian athlete wins full Marathon

mumbai Updated: Jan 16, 2011 12:23 IST
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Ethiopia's Girima Assefa on Sunday won the 42-km full run at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2011. He reached the finish line in two hours, nine minutes and 57 seconds.

"I am happy to have won. I will come back to Mumbai again to participate in the marathon next year," the 24-year-old athlete said.

Born in Shoa province of Ethiopia, Assefa first participated in a 20-km run in Paris in 2003 and has participated in more than 30 such runs and marathons since then.