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Ethiopians Sweep Falmouth Road Race

American Rebecca Donaghue placed second overall. Photo: PhotoRun.net
American Rebecca Donaghue placed second overall. Photo: PhotoRun.net

American Rebecca Donaghue finishes a strong second on the women’s side.

Nineteen year-old Ethiopian Tilahun Regassa took the overall title at the 2009 Cigna Falmouth Road Race in Falmouth, Mass. Tilahun won in dominating fashion, even waving to the crowd mid-race, with a time of 31:41, good fourth fastest all-time. On the women’s side Ethiopian Mamitu Daska took the title in 36:23, improving upon her fourth place finish in 2008.

Americans had a great day, lead by up-and-coming star Rebecca Donaghue. Donaghue, a native of Massachusetts, took second overall in the women’s race with a time of 37:14. The top American male finisher was former Olympic marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi. Meb placed fifth overall with a time of 32:12, over a minute ahead of Massachusetts native Jonathan Riley. The Brookline, Mass. native was the American runner-up in 33:15.

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