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Eritrean marathoners sweep first, second and third place trophies at Silvesterlauf 2015

Winners Eyob Solomun (center), Second Yohannes Hann Atey (left) and third Robiel Weldemichael (right). In total there are approximately 6,000 participants took part in the New Years Eve run. Photo: Thomas Nitsche - Funke Photo Services

(This article was translated from German to English via online software)

By Derwesten

Eyob Solomun (22) of the SG Wenden won the Silvesterlauf from Werl to Soest. He crossed the finish line with with a top time of 45.18 seconds.

Start-to-finish victory for Eyob Solomun from the Kreis Olpe: The 22-year-old Africans sat down at the 34th New Years Eve run from Werl to Soest directly to the front of the field and were no longer from the lead over 15 kilometers. Nobody was able to follow his first Silvesterlauf triumph to him on the way. Already after the first few kilometers was Solomun much of the favorites among men.

Volksfest roadside

In the "strongholds" Westönnen, Ostönnen and Ampen the young man extended his lead further out, cheered on by enthusiastic fans at the roadside. The Silvesterlauf was another popular festival in the villages of the former B1. Giant mood prevailed on the Soest marketplace as Eyob Solomun jubilantly pulled into the home stretch.

Long time it looked for the shortest time in the history of the biggest New Year's Eve run in Europe.
Mealaut Yemane with her husband, Eyob.
Mealut finished second place in the
women's competition 
At the end of four years ago fled from Eritrea athletes sprinted in 45.18 minutes finishing line. That there was no longer in the Börde city since 1994th The track record (43.33 minutes) of Silvesterlauf legend Jean Weijts of 1986 was at the end Solomun not crack, but his race is likely to be the fastest in the engehen Silvesterlauf Anal.

"I`m so happy" (I'm so happy), the winner said at the finish. Let there be a special New Year's Eve party in the evening of the last day in 2015. "Everything was good. Great skiing, great atmosphere with lots of people right and left on the road" for him, Solomun portrayed in German be happiness.

Celebration is the 22-year-old New Year's Eve with his wife Mealat Yemane, who also went for the SG Wenden when Silvesterlauf at the start and has become second in the women's ranking behind the winner Laura Hottenrott (23) in Kassel. Nearly it would be another couple success become as the year before. The Solomuns live the way in Finnentrop.

Laura Hottenrott, student in Boston (USA), was beaming after her inaugural triumph in 53.19 minutes and confessed. "It was a huge challenge for me, because I have never raced the 15 km distance My specialty are actually the 5000 meters . " But the "madness mood" at the Silvesterlauf route have carried them to success: "It may well be that I'll be back next year," Hott Trott, who is active for the GSV Baunatal said.

At most, the Boston Marathon, the atmosphere was so fantastic as the run from Werl to Soest. Hottenrott: "race over 15 kilometers there are in America as good as not If, then there are only five or six kilometers for the open races.."

Besides Hottenrott and Mealat Yemane (54.36 minutes) was among women still Daniela worm from LTV Lippstadt as third (57.02) at the award ceremony with the podium. Second in the men was Yohannes Hann Atey (TuS Deuz) (runs Delbrück) in 46.44 minutes before Robil Weldemichael in 47.10 minutes.

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