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Eritrean Born Italian Runner Wins Venice Marathon – Unexpectedly

Runners take wrong turn and as a result there is an unexpected winner, the Eritrean born Italian Eyob Faniel.

Until someone put the blame on the Russians, Eyob Faniel is now the first Italian man to win the Venice Marathon in 22 years.

BY NPR,

It’s fair to say things were not supposed to go this way at the Venice Marathon. It would’ve been little surprise if Kenya’s Gilbert Kipleting Chumba had won the race Sunday — or maybe it could have been his countryman David Kiprono Metto. And, in fact, both of those favorites were among the leaders roughly 16 miles into the marathon. Continue reading Eritrean Born Italian Runner Wins Venice Marathon – Unexpectedly