Eritrean Yosief Tekle Wins 1st Place at Germany’s 50th Gersthofer Race

Eritrean Yosief Tekle Wins 1st Place at Germany's 50th Gersthofer Race

 

Eritrean Yosief Tekle Wins 1st Place at Germany’s 50th Gersthofer Race

 

www.augsburger-allgemeine.de | January 2, 2017

 

It was announced as the last of its kind and could probably also record a new record: 1820 participants were at the 50th Gersthofer New Year’s Eve on the last day of the year 2016 at the start. Among them was a high-caliber men’s field, which, as expected, was the winner of the anniversary event. On the 9.7 kilometers Yosief Tekle triumphed in the jersey of the LG Reischenau-Zusamtal. The former junior world champion from Eritrea had a lead of about 170 meters on Endisu Getachew from Ethiopia after 29:26 minutes.
For experts, it was only a matter of time before Tekle, who had already won numerous races in the region, would also triumph in Gersthofen. The asylum seeker, who has long waited for his recognition and his passport, was just ahead of him. “Two years ago I just slipped, last year I was hurt, now I’ve won,” he was happy about his success.

 

Results Men (9.7 km): 1. Yosief  Tekle (LG Reischenau) 29:26 minutes, 2. Getachew (Source Fürth) 30:00, 3. Gröbl (LG Zusam) 30:07, 4. Hillebrand (LG Munich) 30:10, 5. Estonian (LG Zusam) 30:36, 6. Tulu (TV Coburg) 31:42, 7. Burka (Munich) 31:54, 8. Wisdom (LG Augsburg) 32:13…

 

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Source: http://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/augsburg/sport/Ein-gutes-Pflaster-fuer-Augsburger-id40106347.html

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