World's Second Fastest 10K Runner, Achol (28:57) to Compete in TCS World 10K Bengaluru

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Emmaculate Anyango Achol, the second-fastest 10K woman runner globally, is set to be the star attraction at the 16th edition of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru, taking place on Sunday, 28th April 2024. The World Athletics Gold Label Road Race boasts a prize purse of USD 210,000 and showcases some of the most talented road and track athletes.

Anyango, a silver medalist in the 2019 African Junior Championships in the 3000m, gained attention for her impressive 28:57 finish in Valencia, where she placed behind her teammate Agnes Ngetich, who set a world record at 28:46. Despite narrowly missing a podium spot at the Belgrade World Cross-Country Championships, Anyango is enthusiastic about her upcoming debut in Bengaluru. "I am thrilled to be here for this fantastic event, known for being one of the best 10K races. I've heard much about the Indian running scene and am excited to compete against a strong field. I'm ready for the challenge," she said.

Joining her in the women's elite lineup are five Kenyan runners with times faster than the current course record of 30:35. This formidable group includes Lilian Rengeruk Kasait (29:32), Faith Chepkoech (29:50), Loice Chemnung (29:57), Cintia Chepngeno (30:08), and Grace Nawowuna (30:27). They are joined by Ethiopians Aberash Minsewo, this year's Tata Mumbai Marathon winner, and Lemlem Hailu, the 2022 World Indoor 3000m champion.

The men's elite category is led by Kenya's Peter Mwaniki Aila, who holds the fastest time with his 26:59 finish in Valencia earlier this year. He shares the spotlight with Bravin Kipkogei Kiptoo, the 2019 African Junior Champion over 10,000m, who clocked 27:02 in Madrid last year, and Bravin Kiprop, with a 27:16 finish in Castellon this February. Hillary Chepkwony and Patrick Mosin, both of Kenya, are among the expected top finishers, alongside young contenders John Wele from Tanzania and Boki Diriba from Ethiopia.

The 2024 edition promises a high pace, with five men and six women holding personal bests faster than the course record for the TCS World 10K Bengaluru. The total prize fund of USD 210,000 offers winners in both categories USD 26,000, with a potential course record bonus of USD 8,000.



  1. Peter Mwaniki (KEN) - 26:59
  2. Bravin Kipkogei (KEN) - 27:02
  3. Bravin Kiprop (KEN) - 27:16
  4. Patrick Mosin (KEN) - 27:26
  5. Hillary Chepkwony (KEN) - 27:34
  6. John Wele (TAN) - 28:14
  7. Boki Diriba (ETH) - 28:25


  1. Emmaculate Anyango Achol (KEN) - 28:57
  2. Lilian Kasait Rengeruk (KEN) - 29:32
  3. Faith Chepkoech (KEN) - 29:50
  4. Loice Chemnung (KEN) - 29:57
  5. Cintia Chepngeno (KEN) - 30:08
  6. Grace Nawowuna (KEN) - 30:27
  7. Aberash Minsewo (ETH) - 30:58
  8. Lemlem Hailu (ETH) - 31:37
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