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Ethiopian men finish 1-2-3 in Bolder Boulder

BOULDER – Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the men’s Bolder Boulder 10-kilometer race, crossing the finish line hand-in-hand with countrymen Tilahun Regassa and Tadese Tola.

The trio broke away from two Kenyans in the third mile Monday and entered Folsom Field hand-in-hand. Expecting a sprint to the finish, the crowd of 50,000 roared ever louder when it became apparent the Ethiopians instead would cross the tape together.

Desisa finished in 29 minutes, 16.93 seconds, officially 0.03 seconds ahead of 2009 champion Regassa and 0.15 seconds in front of Tola.

Brent Vaughn of Boulder, representing Team Colorado, finished fourth, more than 38 seconds behind.

Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska defended her title in the women’s race.


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