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Loch Ness Marathon runner in first win out of Africa

Dinknesh Mekash Tefer. Pic: Paul Campbell
Image caption Dinknesh Mekash Tefer broke the women's course record

An Ethiopian broke the women's course record for the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon on her way to her first victory outside of Africa.

Dinknesh Mekash Tefer made her first trip abroad to compete in the event, held around Loch Ness and Inverness on Sunday.

The 25-year-old finished the run in two hours, 46 minutes and 39 seconds.

Fellow Ethiopian Tomas Abyu won the men's race in two hours, 20 minutes and 50 seconds.

More than 8,600 people took part in the marathon and its festival of running events.

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