Ethiopian Wins Cape Town Marathon a Second Time

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Ethiopian Asefa Negewo wins the Cape town marathon for the second time.

Ketema Negasa came second while Kenya’s Duncan Maiyo came third.

In his words, Negewo said “Nobody challenged me and I was able to run at my own pace”

Asefa Negewo arrived at the finish line later than the last time and when he was asked the reason for that he said  “Last year the weather was perfect and the pacemaker was doing a good job and going the right pace,” Negewo said with an interpreter’s help.

“I think this year the pacemakers wanted to win themselves. The weather also held me back – after 15km or 21km there was a wind.”