• Men's and women's elite fields for the Valencia 10K Ibercaja announced

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Men's and women's elite fields for the Valencia 10K Ibercaja, a World Athletics label raod race, Sunday, January 9.

The women's race is led by Ethiopia's Yalemzerf Yehualaw who split 29:45 at 10km during Valencia half marathon last year where she set the second fastest HM time in history of 63'51'. The other runner to watch out in the women's race is Kenya's Norah Jeruto Tanui a 8:53.65 3000m steeple chaser who won Diamond League last year. Tanui clocked her 10K PB of  at last year 29:51 in Valencia. If the weather is good and pacing goes according to the plan a both of these women could threaten the World best of 29:38.

The men's field features seven World class runners with personal best times under 28 minutes. Kenya's 5000m national champion Daniel Simiu Ebenyo leads the field with his PB of 27:12. Ebenyo also holds an impressive 5000m PB on the track of 12:55.88 from last year. Another high caliber runner is the European record holder Julien Wanders (27:13) of Switzerland. Wanders and several other elite runner were very late entries in Valencia after the prestigious 10k road race in Houilles, France was canceled on Thursday, just 3 days before the start of the race, because of Covid-19 spread in France. Wanders goal is to break his own European 10km record of 17:13. Also in the men's elite field are Boniface Kibiwott (KEN) and Chimdessa Debele Gudeta (ETH), both runners are well experienced road racers, who will definitely be in the mix for the win the men's race.

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Results

Women Elite Field

Bib #, Name, PB

1. Yalemzerf Yehualaw (ETH) - 29:45 Valencia (ESP) 2021 * she split her 29:45 PB during her 63'51' half marathon last November
2. Norah Jeruto Tanui (KNE) - 29:51 Valencia (ESP)
4. Karoline Bjerkeli Grövdal (NOR) 30:32 (2021) National record
3. Gladys Chepkurui (KEN) 30:34 Laredo (ESP) 2021 
5.. Meraf Bahta (SWE) 31:44 Manchester (GBR) 2021
7 Sofia Yaremchuck (ITA) 32:06 Lente (FRA) 2021
8. Daria Mykhailova (UKR) 32:19 Praha 2019
69. Bo Ummels (NED) 32:25.41 Leiden 2020 10.000ml
9. Maitane Melero Lacaisa (ESP) 32:27.00 London (GBR) 2019 10.000ml
10. Laura Méndez Esquer (ESP)  33:01 Valencia (ESP) 2020
11. Beatriz Álvarez Díaz (ESP)  33:06 Alcobendas (ESP) 2020
12. María Bouchard (FRA) 33:09 Houilles (FRA) 2019
13. Meritxell Soler Delgado  (ESP) 33:14.19 Torrevieja (ESP) 2021 10.000ml
14. Stephhanie Davis (GBR) 33:21 London2019 
20. María Ureña Rodenes (ESP) 34:32 Valencia 2020
6. Mahlet Mulugeta Alemu (ETH) Debut.
16. Anchinalu Dessie Genaneh (ETH) Debut
17. Ftaw Zeray Bezabh (ETH) Debut
18. Diana Chesang (KEN) Debut
56. Genetu Molalign Yehualaw (ETH) Pacemaker
66. Luis Agustín Escriche (ETH) Pacemaker
67. Jorge Bardisa Gomis (ETH) Pacemaker
68. Alberto López Barcelo (ETH) Pacemaker

Men elite field

Bib #, Name, PB

21. Daniel Simiu Ebenyo (KEN) -  27:12 Houilles (FRA) 2019
22. Julien Wanders (SUI) - 27:13  European record Valencia (ESP) 2020
23. Boniface Kibiwott (KEN) 27:13 Ginebra (SUI) 2021
24. Chimdessa Debele Gudeta (ETH) - 27:16 Lille (FRA) 2021
25. Weldon Kipkirui Langat (KEN) - 27:24 Laredo (España) 2021
26. Jacob Krop (KEN) - 27:30 Valencia (ESP) 2020
27. Juan Antonio Pérez (ESP) - 27:59 Valencia (ESP) 2019 
28. Carlos Mayo  (ESP) - 28:06 Barcelona (ESP) 2020
29. Kelvin Kibiwott (KEN) -  28:13 Laredo (ESP) 2021
30. Benjamin de Haan (NED) - 28:17.25 Palo Alto (USA) 2019 10.000m
31. Phillip Sesemann (GBR) -  28:26 Houilles (FRA) 2019
76. Mahamed Mahamed (GBR) - 28:26.77 Birmingham (GBR) 2021 10.000m
32. Samuel Barata (POR) - 28.30 Valencia (ESP) 2021
33. Habz Azeddine (FRA) - 28:32 Houilles (FRA) 2019
12010. Morgan le Guen (SUI) - 28:33 Ginebra (SUI) 2021
34. Abderrazak Charik (FRA) - 28:36 Langueux (FRA) 2021
35. Hlynur Andrésson (ISL) 28:36.80 NR Birmingham (GBR) 2021 10.000m
61. José Ignacio Giménez (ESP) - 28:38 Houilles (FRA) 29 DIC 2019
77. Gavit Murlikumar (IND) - 28:38.34 Doha (QAT) 2019 10.000m
36. Emile Cairess (GBR) - 28:39 Houilles (FRA) 2019
37. Alberto Sánchez Pinilla (ESP) - 28:40 Madrid (ESP) 2019
38. Adam Jaime Clarke (GBR) - 28:40 Valencia (ESP) 2019
39. Artur Bossy (ESP) - 28:47 Barcelona (ESP) 2018
12016. Ahmed Ouhda (ITA) -  28:48 Forli (ITA) 2021
40. Amanal Petros (GER) - 28:49 Bad Liebenzell (GER) 2015
41. Jonathan Mellor (GBR) - 28:50 Mánchester (GBR) 2011
12008. Yannick Michiels (BEL) - 28:52 Berlín (GER) 2021
42. Javier Nagore Arizu (ESP) - 28:52 Valencia (ESP) 2020
12011. Thijs Nijhuis (DEN) - 28:52 Houilles (FRA) 2019
12007. Geoffrey le Dean (FRA) - 28:53.83 Pacé (FRA) 2021 10.000m
43. Arnaud Dely (FRA) - 28:57 Ginebra (SUI) 2021
44. Mahiedine Mekhissi (ESP) - 28:59 Moirans (FRA) 2018 / 3000m steeple 8:00.09 European record
52. Sabastian Kimaru Sawe (KEN) Debut
53. Elias Kipchumba Maiyo (KEN) Debut
54. Benard Yegon (KEN) Debut
55. Peter Maru (UGA) Debut

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