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Emmanuel Wafula wins Roma-Ostia Half Marathon

Emmanuel Wafula wins Roma-Ostia Half Marathon

Former Africa U20 3000m steeplechase champion, Emmanuel Wafula took the top honors at the 49th edition of the Roma-Ostia Half Marathon held on Sunday (03) in Rome, Italy.

The 19 year-old who was making his debut over the distance led 1 and 3 Kenyan podium finish, cut the tape first in a highly contested race in 1:01.10 and was followed by Ethiopia’s Bayelign Teshager who finished in second place one second later with Kipsambu Kimakal wrapping up the podium three finishes in 1:01.20.



  1. Emmanuel Wafula  (KEN) 1:01.10
  2. Bayelign Teshager  (ETH) 1:01.11
  3. Kipsambu Kimakal (KEN) 1:01.20


  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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