Ethiopia’s Sutume Asefa Smashes 25KM Event Record in Kolkata

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Ethiopia’s Sutume Asefa Smashes 25KM Event Record in Kolkata

Ethiopian Sutume Asefa Kebede set World Athletics Elite Label Road Race, the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, Sunday.  

She smashed the event record finishing with a timing of 1:18:47, according to World Athletics.

Her performance turned out to be the “World Bests” for a stand-alone 25K race!

Her win brought Sutume home a winner’s cheque of $7500 plus a bonus of USD 3000 in the US $100,000 prize money race.

It was the fourth fastest time by female runners at this distance although the three women who achieved faster results before her did it en route to a marathon.

Thrilled after smashing the course record, Sutume said, “I wanted to run faster, but in the end, I am happy with my timing. It is a good course with good weather conditions which made it easier for me.”


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