Athlete Kasime Adilo wins International Eurasia Marathon

Addis Ababa, October 27, 2008 (Addis Ababa) - Athlete Kasime Adilo has won the 30th International Eurasia Marathon in Istanbul on Sunday. Kasime finished with a time of 2:11:16.


Another Ethiopian Athlete, Lishan Yigezu came in second at 2:11:37.


Earlier in the men’s 15-kilometer event, Ethiopian athletes Bazu Worku and Negash Abebe came third and fourth respectively. Turkish athlete Selim Bayrak won the event with a time of 43:59.


In the women's 15-kilometer race Ethiopian woman athlete, Eyerusalem Kuma grabbed the third with 52:03. Luminita Talpos of Romania won the race with a time of 50:29.


According to the report by International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAFF) this year Eurasia Marathon was held along a new course, exposing more scenic historical sites of Istanbul.


The Eurasia Marathon and the 15km race connect two continents, Europe and Asia, the report added.



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