• Kyodo


Tanzanian invitee Samson Ramadhani shook off Ethiopia’s Teferi Wodajo with three kilometers to go on Sunday to win the Beppu-Oita marathon for his first marathon victory.

In only his second marathon race, Ramadhani pulled away from the four-man leading group along with Wodajo to set up a heated duel before surging ahead and crossing the finish line at Oita municipal stadium in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 24 seconds.

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