Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Barefoot in stretch, Dado wins 3rd Rome marathon

Ethiopia's Firehiwot Dado won her third consecutive Rome marathon Sunday and paid tribute to legendary countryman Abebe Bikila by running the final stretch barefoot.

Dickson Kiptolo Chumba of Kenya won the men's race in a personal-best 2 hours, 8 minutes, 45 seconds, beating defending champion Siraj Gena by 36 seconds.