Ethiopian Woman Wins 'Gender Challenge' at LA Marathon
Amane Gobena of Ethiopia won the "gender" challenge on Sunday at the Los Angeles Marathon. Gobena won $50,000 for finishing "first" in the race and another $25,000 for being the first woman to cross the finish line.
Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won the men's race and had the fastest time, at 2:10:37, but since the women get a 17:41 head start, Gobena finished 41 seconds ahead of Burka with a time of 2:27:37. Burka won $25,000 for winning the men's race.