Ugandan Victor Kiplangat ends Ethiopian dominance by being crowned marathon world champion in Budapest.
The Ugandan Victor Kiplangat is crowned marathon world champion in Budapest and ends the dominance of the Ethiopians.
At the top of the podium he was accompanied by the Israeli Maru Teferi and the Ethiopian Leul Gebresilase.
Until this Sunday, the Hungarian capital has hosted nine days of competitions for the World Athletics Championships. A little over a week in which we have seen the Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas suffer to be proclaimed triple jump world champion once again, and the Spanish María Pérez and Álvaro Martín make history twice. They won two gold medals each in the 20-kilometre and 35-kilometre walk races.
49 competitions later, with almost 2,200 athletes from more than 200 countries, the World Championships in Athletics have served as a promotion for the most emblematic places in Budapest.
Organizers estimate that 50,000 foreign tourists attended the event at the newly built athletics stadium. And the government of Viktor Orban trusts that the experience lays the foundations for an eventual candidacy of Hungary to host the Olympic Games.
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