Ethiopian runner Dallassa wins Istanbul Marathon


Ethiopian runner Sechelle Dallassa won the 44th Istanbul Marathon for the women’s category on Sunday, which is organized by the city’s municipality.


The Ethiopian runner ran a distance of 42 km and 195 meters in two hours, 25 minutes and 54 seconds.

And her compatriot Ethelimaho Sentaihu came in second, with a time of two hours, 31 minutes and 38 seconds.

The marathon started from the Asian side of the city at the July 15 Martyrs Bridge, after Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu gave the sign to start and end in the European part of the city.

The marathon includes 3 categories: 42 km, a 15 km half marathon, and an 8 km popular running race.


About 60,000 runners from several countries participated in the marathon, including 56 from the world’s elite class.

The marathon was organized for the first time in 1979 under the name “Eurasia Transcontinental Marathon” and was at that time for men, then the women’s category was added to it in 1991.