• Kipsiro, Dibaba Prevail in Manchester 10k

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Facing a world class field, Moses Kipsiro of Uganda won Manchester Great South Run, an IAAF World Label Road Race, on Sunday 26.

The Commonwealth 5 000m and 10 000m champion, Kipsirio, won the race in 27:52, defeating in a sprint finish worlds second best marathon runner  Wilson Kipsang of kenya, who clocked 27.53. Veteran Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia, a five-time winner of the race, took third place in 28:00. The nine-time European cross country champion Sergiy Lebid of Ukraine finished fifth in 28:28.

In the women's race, five-time Olympic medallist Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia won recorded a time of 30.49min to win the race. Jelena Prokopchuka, a two time new york marathon winner took second cloking 32.21 with Chritielle Daunay in third 32.33

The Manchester leg of the annual Bupa Great Run series is one of the most prestigious 10km events on the global calendar.

Previous winners of the men's race include former world marathon record holder Paul Tergat of Kenya and five-time world half-marathon champion Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea.

Leading Results Men

pos Name
Time
1 MOSES KIPSIRO 00:27:52
2 WILSON KIPSANG 00:27:53
3    HAILE GEBRSELASSIE   
00:28:00
4 STEPHEN MOKOKA 00:28:12
5 SERGIY LEBID 00:28:28
6 SUEHIRO ISHIKAWA 00:28:56
7 JONNY MELLOR 00:29:21
8 MASAKAZU FUJIWARA 00:29:32
9 STEPHEN SCULLION 00:29:48
10 MELES OKBAZGHI 00:29:48

Leading Results Women

Pos Name  Time
1 TIRUNESH DIBABA 00:30:49
2 JELENA PROKOPCUKA 00:32:21
3 CHRISTELLE DAUNAY 00:32:33
4 GEMMA STEEL 00:33:02
5 ALESSANDRA AGUILAR 00:33:03
6 HELEN CLITHEROE 00:33:14
7 KATIE BROUGH 00:34:03
8 ERI HAYAKAWA 00:34:12
9 SUSAN PARTRIDGE 00:34:20
10 AMANDA CROOK                        
00:34:23

 


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