Eyob Faniel won yesterday the 13th edition of the International Two Pearls Half Marathon , on the  Santa Margherita Ligure - Portofino track, in 1h05'18 ".Eyob preceded Rwandan Primien Manirafasha of about thirty seconds and the Moroccan El Mehdi  Maamari came  third.

"It was a beautiful race, along a very scenic course, I started with the idea to beat the race record that is 1h03'26", but during the race I realized that a strong and cold wind was blowing, and so I preferred stay in a group and do not overdo it. Tomorrow I'll leave with the national team for a month-long meeting in Asmara, in Eritrea, in view of the Half Marathon World Championships scheduled in Valencia on 24th March"