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Yonas Mebrahtu Wins the 35th Annual Shelter Island 10K

Yonas Mebrahtu crosses the finish line first at the 35th annual Shelter Island 10K Saturday
Yonas Mebrahtu crosses the finish line at the 35th annual Shelter Island 10,000m

By Joe Werkmeister,

THE next time Yonas Mebrahtu runs a competitive race, he may employ a new, unusual strategy: no sleep. Such was the case before Saturday’s Shelter Island 10,000 for the champion of the 35th annual race.

A native of Eritrea, a small east African country that borders the Red Sea, Mebrahtu’s journey to Shelter Island took him on a long path leaving him no time for rest.  Continue reading Yonas Mebrahtu Wins the 35th Annual Shelter Island 10K