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(LP) Aron Kifle achieves the bronze with a kit borrowed by a problem on the trip

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Sunday, 25 March 2018

Kifle achieves the bronze with a kit borrowed by a problem on the trip

Aron Kifle crosses the finish line in third position.  / REUTERS / Heino Kalis
Aron Kifle crosses the finish line in third position. / REUTERS / HEINO KALIS

The Spanish Julia Garcia resorts to a well-known store in the city and gets her clothes similar to those of her country, albeit with a different brand

L. MARTÍSunday, March 25, 2018, 11:10

The images of Aron Kifle during the 21,097 meters yesterday on the streets of Valencia are unique. Not only for the show that offered the third fastest in the world of half marathon. Eritreus and the rest of his team ran with a different kit than they usually wear. There was a problem in the trip.

On Friday, the athlete and his compatriots should have received the official kit from Eritrea, however this did not arrive. So his manager, Julia Garcia, pulled contacts. And solidarity. He asked the owner of Deportes Arnau to help them.

He looked for t-shirts and pants that could simulate the original. For the top part he found a blue model with the tone similar to that of the official shirt of the African country and he printed it on both sides in red with the name of the country: Eritrea. For bass, some navy blue. Problem solved. The funny thing is that the equipment was of a Spanish sports brand, different from the one that Eritrea carries.

Seen the result, perhaps Kifle invite his country to change the signature and bet on the one that took him yesterday to complete the test in 1:00:31 and finish in the third step of the world podium.

It is not by chance the efficiency of Julia Garcia to solve the mess. The Cadiz represents athletes from about 28 years ago. She is a pioneer in this, when she started in fact she was the only one and now she is one of the few women in this position. One of his best known representatives is Ruth Beitia, in fact the Cantabrian thanked him in his withdrawal. Another of his 'active' is Fatima Diame, among men highlights Nguse Amloson.

Bahrain’s Cheroben, left, with Kamworor, centre, and Kifle on the podium

Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor of Kenya won in one hour and two seconds. Taking the third and the final podium step was Aron Kifle of Eritrea, who finished in 1:00:31

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