Athletics Briefs: Ethiopian Shentema wins Hamburg Marathon, Kenyans takes Kassel Marathon...and more

Ethiopian Gudisa Shentema wins 2011 Hamburg Marathon
HAMBURG (GER, May 22): Ethiopian Gudisa Shentema has won the 2011 Hamburg Marathon clocking 2:11:03 ahead of Kipsang Kipkemboi 2:11:18 and Johnston Maiyo 2:11:27, with Bellor Yator fourth in 2:11:30.

Fatuma Sado Dergo of Ethiopia debuted in 2:28:30 and was the best woman in 20 degrees warm weather. Second was 18-years old Halima Hassen of Ethiopia 2:32:42 (PB)and third was Kenyan Joyce Kandie (2:33:05).

KASSEL (GER, May 22): Kenyan wins at Kassel Marathon. Julius Mariuki with 2:13:00 and Jacqueline Nytepi 2:40:01.

RIGA (LAT, May 22): Kenyan Julius Kuto won the Riga Marathon with 2:15:48. Best woman was Ethiopian Desta Girma 2:37:15.

NAIROBI (KEN): Kenyan athletes want Athletics Kenya to set up a counseling and investments advisory body to help upcoming runners to manage their earnings. Boston marathon champion Moses Tanui is one of many athletes who have spoken up to urge the Kenyan federation to take responsibility of sensitizing young athletes to invest their money wisely for long term benefits

GARBSEN (GER, May 22): African champion Kabelo Kgosiemang cleared 224 in high jump at a jumping meet here. Young Lena Malkus (17) who is Youth Olympic Games winner from last year improved in long jump to 652 (+1.2).

[Thanks to Alfonz Juck/EME News 2011]

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