Sunday, October 22, 2006

Berhane Adere wins Chicago Marathon

Berhane Adere, 33, just won the 2006 Chicago Marathon in 2:20:42 and in the process set a new Ethiopian Record for women marathon. Berhane, who is a mother of an 11 year old boy, ran a very strong race and sprinted away in the last half mile to cross the finish line first. She appeared completely spent as she bent over to the ground and appeared to be vomiting. She was taken away by wheelchair shortly after crossing the finish line.

This was Berhane's second marathon. She also set an Ethiopian marathon record on her first attempt at the marathon distance. She has just reclaimed the marathon record by bettering the time ran by Gete Wami in Berlin this past September. Considering the weather in Chicago was a bit harsh with strong winds, Berhane's time was incredible and would have definitely been sub 2:20 in better conditions.

Congratulations to Berhane Adere on a marvelous win and a new Ethiopian record!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Ethiopian women are looking real good for the 2007 WC and 2008 Olympics.

Anonymous said...

The way Berhane finished this race was just spectacular. The Ethiopian women are looking real good for the 2007 WC and 2008 Olympics.