Monday, October 29, 2007

Tamrat Ayalew Wins Marine Marathon

Tamrat Ayalew, who has been a subject of an earlier post here on ROOCHA, won yesterday's Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. Today's edition of the Washington Post ran a nice story on the marathon. They also have indexed video clips of the finish line where you can watch the winners as well as all the other finishers.

Although Marine Corps Marathon does not award any money to top finishers (thus its nick name The People's Marathon), it is great to see an Ethiopian take the win in Washington, D.C., adopted home of perhaps the largest concentration of Ethiopians outside of Ethiopia.
Personal kudos to a local friend Mamo who completed the marathon in 3:47 with minimal training. Great job!