Kunming: Ethiopian athletes swept the titles in both men’s and women’s events at the 2019 SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Kunming International Marathon in southwest China’s Yunnan province on Sunday.

Dereje Debele Tulu from Ethiopia won the men’s full marathon race in 2:13:18, while his compatriot Mulu Seboka Seyfu triumphed in the women’s category in 2:32:54, both smashing the competition’s records.

Ethiopian athletes rounded up the top three in the men’s category.

About 20,000 runners from 35 countries and regions took part in the event, which featured a marathon, half-marathon and family-run, according to the organizing committee.

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