Ethiopians melka and Zenebe win Riga marathon

It was an all Ethiopian affair as they claimed the Riga marathon titles in both men and women in Riga, Lativia.

Deribe Robi Melka and Mekuria Aberu Zenebe won the men and women titles respectively.

Robi won the men’s title in 2:12.07 beating Kenyan Michael Kunyunga to second in 2:13.00 and another Kenyan Duncan Koech closed the podium in 2:13.04.

Kenya’s Samwel Kiptanui Maswai and Hosea Kipkemboi finished in fourth and fifth place in 2:19.46 and 2:23.28 respectively.

In the women’s categories, Mekuria Aberu Zennebe from Ethiopia took the honors in a time of 2:30.53 with Uzbekistan’ s Marina Khmelevskaya coming home in second in 2:33.19 with Aynalem Teferi Kasahun from Ethiopia closing the podium three finishes in 2:38.21.

Riga marathon (Latvia) 15/05/2022


  1. Deribe Robi ETH 2:12:07
  2. Michael Kunyuga KEN 2:12:44
  3. Duncan Cheruiyot Koech KEN 2:13:04
  4. Samuel Maswai KEN 2:19:46
  5. Hosea Kipkemboi KEN 2:22:58
  6. Eliud Kiptanui KEN 2:28:54


  1. Aberu Mekuria Zennebe ETH 2:30:53
  2. Marina Hmelevskaya UZB 2:33:19
  3. Aynalem Kassahun ETH 2:38:21
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