Deso Gelmisa leads Ethiopian trifecta at Tokyo Marathon

Ethiopia’s Deso Gelmisa outsprinted compatriot Mohamed Esa down the final stretch to claim a thrilling victory in Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon.

The 25-year-old Gelmisa clocked a winning time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 22 seconds as he crossed the finish line in the capital’s Marunouchi district less than a second ahead of Esa.

Tsegaye Getachew was three seconds off the pace as he completed a men’s podium sweep for Ethiopia.

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