Lynnwood runner finishes second in Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

MyNNNDefending Rock ‘n” Roll marathon champion Teshome Kekobe of Lynnwood was in a prime position to defend his title with two other runners. But Kokobe started to get tired at the 15-mile mark.

Yon Yilma of Edmonds saw the growing fatigue that wore on his two rivals’ faces. Small in stature, Yilma, a standout cross country and track athlete at Edmonds-Woodway High School went all in and made a fairly sizeable move. As Kekobe and Justin Englund fell back, the 2008 Edmonds-Woodway graduate had no choice but to move forward.

The 24-year-old Yilma, who ran cross country for the University of Alaska Anchorage, was ever so relentless in doing so and the rookie marathoner was crowned champion of his first career race, Saturday’s Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle Marathon, our news partner, the Seattle Times reports.

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