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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ethiopians Dejen Gebremeskel and Tirunesh Dibaba win titles at Carlsbad 5000 - The Washington Post

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CARLSBAD, Calif. — Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has won the men’s championship at the Carlsbad 5000 for the second year in a row, tying for the fourth-fastest time ever on the roads in 13 minutes, 11 seconds.
Fellow Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba regained the women’s title she won in 2005, finishing in 15:01. The 2008 Olympic champion at 5,000 and 10,000 meters, Dibaba ran away from the field over the closing stages and won by 12 seconds over Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia.

The top four men’s finishers Sunday were among the top 10 all-time at Carlsbad. Runner-up Hagos Gebrhiwet, a 17-year-old from Ethiopia, finished in 13:14, followed by Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, the 2010 winner and 2011 second-placer, also in 13:14, and Tariku Bekele of Ethiopia in 13:16.
It was the first time four runners eclipsed 13:17 in the same 5K road race.
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Prof. Muse Tegegne has lectured sociology Change &  Liberation  in Europe, Africa and Americas. He has obtained  Doctorat es Science from the University of Geneva.   A PhD in Developmental Studies & ND in Natural Therapies.  He wrote on the  problematic of  the Horn of  Africa extensively. He Speaks Amharic, Tigergna, Hebrew, English, French. He has a good comprehension of Arabic, Spanish and Italian.