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Swiss athletes win Swiss marathon championship title

Ethiopian Tefay Eticha crosses the finish line to win the International Marathon in Lausanne Keystone

Bruno Heuberger and Elisabeth Krieg on Sunday took the Swiss marathon championship title following their performances in the Lausanne Marathon. The race was won by Ethiopia's Eticha Tesfaye, while Russia's Irina Kazakova was the winner among the women.

This content was published on October 22, 2000 - 15:45


This was Krieg's fourth Swiss title. The runner from Muri also won the Swiss championships in 1992, 1993, and 1998. She came third in the marathon which was dominated by Kazakova, who also won the Jungfrau marathon in 1998.

Switzerland's Heuberger came fourth overall in Sunday's marathon in canton Vaud. Jonah Koech from Kenya came second while Sergej Kaledin from Ukraine came third.

Tesfaye won in a time of two hours and 16 minutes. Koech came in one hour and 16 minutes later. Kazakova held a strong lead among the women. She won in a time of two hours and 38 minutes while Ukraine's Skljarenko finished the race three and a half hours later.

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