Ethiopian Edao Weliy wins Oxford's Town and Gown Race

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Edao Weliy
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Edao Weliy broke the Town and Gown Race course record time

A road race in Oxford has been won by an Ethiopian runner involved in a scheme to train East African athletes.

Edao Weliy, who won the annual Town and Gown Race, had trained with Running Across Borders which was established by an Oxford University graduate.

Mr Weliy, 25, said he was "really happy to have won" his first competitive race in the UK.

About 3,000 runners took part in the event, raising up to £120,000 for Muscular Dystrophy research.

Malcolm Anderson set up a Running Across Borders training camp in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to provide economic opportunities for young runners from the region.

Mr Weliy's time of 29 minutes 27 seconds is a new course record.

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