• Bekele Takes Victory at Great Manchester Run

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Ethiopia's running legend, Kenenisa Bekele, battled off Kenya´s Wilson Kipsang to take victory at the Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 18.

The world record holder and Olympic champion in 5,000m and 10,000m, Bekele, clocked 28:23 over a 10km course, while  marathon world record holder Kipsang of Kenya was 5 seconds back.

 The women's race title claimed world and Olympic 10,000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia, who took a confident victory clocking 31:09. Great Britain's Gemma Steel took second almost one minute behind the winner.

Men Top 10 Results

Pos Name Finish Time
1 KENENISA BEKELE 00:28:23
2 WILSON KIPSANG 00:28:28
3 STEPHEN MOKOKA 00:29:11
4 AYAD LAMDASSEM 00:29:17
5 ABDELLATIF MEFTAH 00:29:18
6 NICK MCCORMICK 00:29:21
7 JAVIER GUERRA 00:29:33
8 RICARDO RIBAS 00:29:37
9 MARCIN CHABOWSKI 00:29:42
10 DARREN DEED 00:30:05

Women Top 10 Results

Pos Name Finish Time
1 TIRUNESH DIBABA 00:31:09
2 GEMMA STEEL 00:32:10
3 POLLINE WANJIKU
00:32:10
4 CHRISTELLE DAUNAY 00:32:20
5 ANA DULCE FELIX 00:32:54
6 HELEN CLITHEROE 00:33:21
7 SUSAN PARTRIDGE 00:33:27
8 ALESSANDRA AGUILAR 00:33:31
9 TISH JONES 00:33:31
10 DOMINIKA NOWAKOWSKA 00:33:41

 




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