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Teenage Ethiopian Regassa wins Falmouth Road Race

By Denise Plummer, (The Guard), World-Track

Teenager Tilahun Regassa got the better of the more experienced runners to win the 37th annual CIGNA Falmouth Road Race on Sunday.

The 19-year-old Ethiopian Regassa, who covered the seven-mile run from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights in 31 minutes and 41 seconds, topped both the men’s field and overall performances.

Morocco’s Ridouane Harroufi took second in 32:03.

Another Ethiopian athlete, Mamitu Daska dominated the women’s field, as she led from start to finish to win with 35:23. Her performance pushed her to 38th overall on the list.

American Rebecca Donaghue finished behind her in 37:14, while Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat was third with 37:34.



1 Tilahun Regassa (ETH) – 31:41
2 Ridouane Harroufi (MA) – 32:03
3 Edward Muge (KEN) – 32:10
4 Boaz Cheboiywo (KEN) – 32:11
5 Mebrahtom Keflezighi (USA) – 32:12


1 Mamitu Daska (ETH) – 35:23
2 Rebecca Donaghue (USA) – 37:14
3 Edna Kiplagat (KEN) – 37:34
4 Neriah Asiba (KEN) – 37:37
5 Colleen De Reuck (USA) – 37:40

Put together by a member of the World-Track and Field Website team members. This is usually done by an in house member with able assistance from someone or an agency reporting from outside.

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    August 9, 2009 at 10:52 pm

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