• Eilish McColgan Smashes Radcliffe's European 10km Record in Manchester

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Scottish runner Eilish McColgan established a new European 10km record after taking 2nd place at the Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 22.

The 31-year-old McColgan shaved two seconds off Paula Radcliffe's record of 30 minutes 31 from 2003.  She crossed the finish line in 30 minutes 19 seconds, just four seconds behind Olympic and World Champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya.

Kenyans Ruth Chepngetich clocked 30:29 and Sharon Lokedi ran 31:05 to place third and fourth, respectively.

New Zealand's Jake Robertson won the men's race in 28:06, ahead of Australian Jack Reyner.

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Top Results Women's 10km

PosNameFinish Time
1HELLEN OBIRI00:30:15
2EILISH MCCOLGAN00:30:19
3RUTH CHEPNGETICH00:30:29
4SHARON LOKEDI00:31:06
5SARA HALL00:31:50
6SOFIYA YAREMCHUK00:32:36
7CHARLOTTE PURDUE00:32:55
8STEPHANIE TWELL00:33:12
9LILY PARTRIDGE00:33:33
10GERDA STEYN00:33:42

Top Results Men's 10km

PosNameFinish Time
1JAKE ROBERTSON00:28:06
2JACK RAYNER00:28:16
3ANTONIO ABADIA00:28:22
4HAMID BEN DAOUD00:28:23
5ABDULQANI SHARIF00:28:29
6BEN CONNOR00:28:31
8KHALID CHOUKOUD00:28:35
7JAVIER GUERRA00:28:35
9LAHSENE BOUCHIKHI00:28:44
10ELLIS CROSS00:28:56
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