Gebre Gesesse bids for two in a row

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 December, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 December, 2010, 12:00am

Ethiopia's Roman Gebre Gesesse will attempt to make it two in a row when she defends her title tomorrow morning in the Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon. Gesesse led the women's race last year to claim victory in two hours, 37 minutes and eight seconds, but fellow Ethiopians Gishu Mindaye Tilahun and Yenealem Buli will hope to prevent Gesesse from a repeat victory. Mykhail Iveruk was expected to defend his men's title but has not turned up and the race favourite is now Kenya's Stephen Kwelio Chemlany.