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Ethiopians win in Dubai Marathon

Updated: January 25, 2013, 1:20 PM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Ethiopia ruled the Dubai Marathon on Friday, its men taking the four top spots and its women capturing the top six.

Lelisa Desisa won the men's race by three seconds in his marathon debut, overtaking Berhanu Shiferaw in the final half mile. He finished in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 45 seconds. Tadese Tola was third and Endeshaw Negesse fourth.

For the first time, five runners had sub-2:05 times, beating the record set last year in Dubai when four runners managed ...

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