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Ethiopian runners affected by murder-suicide

The parents and sister of one of the group’s top runners, Leila Aman, who were also the mother and father-in-law to 2008 Boston Marathon and Houston Marathon champion Dire Tune, were shot and killed by Aman’s brother-in-law. The incident has forced some of the runners to stop training during a period of mourning.

The runners are also thinking about canceling competitive plans this fall. Tune is considering the New York City Marathon on Nov. 1.

“I still cannot believe what happened,” said Adilo, who received a phone call about the shooting from fellow coach and agent Gemedu Dedefo, the husband of Ethiopian elite marathon runner Leila Aman (2:27.18 in the 2004 Berlin Marathon)…..

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