Ethiopian Woman Wins 'Gender Challenge' at LA Marathon

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. 

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