Monday, February 28, 2011


IAAF reports
Tujuba Beyu of Ethiopia and Italy's Anna Incerti captured victories at the 37th edition of the Roma Ostia Half Marathon on Sunday (27).

Beyu broke the one-hour mark, reaching the finish in 59:58 while Incerti stopped the clock in 1:09:06, a personal best.

The men’s race went out at a quick tempo, with the 10 kilometre marker reached in 28:19. Over the final kilometre, Beyu took command winning from Kenyans Joel Kimurer (1:00:05) and Abraham Chebii (1:00:07).

“We kept a steady pace immediately, alternating in the lead since we wanted to achieve a new record,” Beyu said. “I felt good from the start, and even though the temperature was quite frigid, I was in optimal shape. I am thrilled to have won the Roma Ostia, Rome is a fantastic city.”