Ethiopia’s Gebrselassie wins Fukuoka International Marathon

December 3rd, 2006 Print Print Email Email

The Associated Press | Dec 3rd, 2006

FUKUOKA, Japan: Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie won the Fukuoka International Marathon on Sunday, barely missing out on a meet record.

Gebrselassie, winner of this year’s Berlin Marathon, pulled ahead of two-time world champion Jaouad Gharib of Morocco and Ukrainian Dmytro Baranovskyy with three kilometers left before crossing the finish line in 2 hours, 06 minutes, 52 seconds.

Gebrselassie, who won the Berlin race in September, finished just one second outside the meet record set by Japan’s Atsushi Fujita six years ago.

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