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Elite Race: 2023 Ottawa International Marathon Results

The 2023 Ottawa International Marathon results with Ethiopia's Yihunilign Adane and Waganesh Mekasha coming out on top in the Elite races on May 28.

Yihunilign Adane, Gebretsadik Abraha and Abdi Ali Gelchu Ottawa Marathon Elite Results
Yihunilign Adane, Gebretsadik Abraha and Abdi Ali Gelchu Ottawa Marathon Elite Results

Ethiopia’s Yihunilign Adane and Waganesh Mekasha won the men’s and women’s Elite races in the 2023 Ottawa International Marathon – a World Athletics Label Elite Road Race meeting in Canada on Sunday, 28 May. Read more: Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2023 results; Kenyans sweep titles

The Elite women’s race went to Waganesh Mekasha, who battled through the tough conditions to win by almost three minutes, clocking a time of 2:24:47 to defeat Canada’s Malindi Elmore, who ran 2:27:44 and Melat Kejeta of Germany, who crossed the finish line at a time of 2:27:50 for third place.

Meanwhile, the Elite men’s race saw the top four finishers coming from Ethiopia. Yihunilign Adane crossed the finish line first in a time of 2:08:22, beating his compatriots Gebretsadik Abraha, who ran 2:09:13 for second place, and Abdi Ali Gelchu, who clocked 2:10:38 for third.

Ottawa Marathon Elite Men’s Results

  1. Yihunilign Adane (Ethiopia) – 2:08:22
  2. Gebretsadik Abraha (Ethiopia) – 2:09:13
  3. Abdi Ali Gelchu (Ethiopia) – 2:10:38
  4. Aychew Bantie (Ethiopia) – 2:13:11
  5. Parker Stinson (USA) – 2:13:57
  6. Felix Kibitok (Kenya) – 2:14:02
  7. Ryoma Takeuchi (Japan) – 2:14:03
  8. Daniel Mesfun (USA) – 2:14:29
  9. Sydney Gidabuday (USA) – 2:14:47
  10. Taiki Suzuki (Japan) – 2:16:09
  11. Kento Otsu (Japan) – 2:16:38
  12. Junnosuke Matsuo (Japan) – 2:17:36
  13. John Dressel (USA) – 2:17:50
  14. Lee Wesselius (Canada) – 2:18:26
  15. Mohamed Aagab (Morocco) – 2:18:33
  16. Andrew Bowman (USA) – 2:18:59
  17. Chihiro Ono (Japan) – 2:19:01
  18. Will Nation (USA) – 2:19:03
  19. Blair Morgan (Canada) – 2:19:49

Ottawa Marathon Elite Women’s Results

  1. Waganesh Mekasha (Ethiopia) – 2:24:47
  2. Malindi Elmore (Canada) – 2:27:44
  3. Melat Kejeta (Germany) – 2:27:50
  4. Aberu Ayana Mulisa (Ethiopia) – 2:30:57
  5. Jacqueline Gaughan (USA) – 2:31:37
  6. Ayantu Kumela (Ethiopia) – 2:33:36
  7. Sarah Pagano (USA) – 2:33:52
  8. Alyssa McElheny (USA) – 2:37:30
  9. Tammy Hsieh (USA) – 2:37:43
  10. Alexandra Hynes (Canada) – 2:46:42
  11. Melanie DesAutels (Canada) – 2:49:23
  12. Phoebe Oehmig (USA) – 2:53:16
  13. Alison Barwick (Canada) – 2:53:24
  14. Gillian McCabe (Canada) – 2:54:42
  15. Sasha Gollish (Canada) – 2:54:42
  16. Mary-Alex Zickefoose (USA) – 3:03:52
Ato Stephens is a former Trinidad and Tobago 400 metres specialist, who is a two-time CAC Championships Silver medalist, NCAA Indoor champion and Olympian.

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