• Farah and Kiplagat Brilliant in First Day

Posted by: Watch Athletics

Great Britain's Mo Farah fought hard to claim the 10 000m  world title, while Kenya's Edna Kiplaga, became the first woman to defend the world marathon title.

The  30-year-old Farah clocked 27:21.72sec in his first 10 000m race since he won Olympic Gold in London last year. Farah clocking 25 seconds over the last 200m out-sprinted Ibrahim Jeilan of Ethiopia 27:22.23, who defeated Farah for the gold in Daegu 2 years ago.  Kenyan Paul Tanui took bronze in (27:22.61) while London Olympics silver medallist Galen Rup of the United States finished in 4th place.

"I had the experience of a couple of years ago. This time I saw Jeilan coming," said Mo Farah.

"I almost went down a few times but I covered every move and me and my training partner (Galen Rupp) worked together."

"I was digging in and digging in, looking across. I knew I had won only when I crossed the line."

Farah will return on track in few days to with an aim to win 5 000m world title.

Edna Kiplagat of Kenya picked up her second consecutive world marathon title as she clocked 2:25:44. Edna Kiplagat is the first women in the history that has succesfuly defended the World Marathon title. 

"I'm delighted I was able to defend my title successfully. I got confident I was going to win at the 40km mark when I upped my pace," Kiplagat said.

Valeria Straneo of Italy who was leading the vast part of the race took silver (2:25.58) while Japan's Kayoko Fukushi took bronze (2:27.45).

 

Men's 10 000 Top Results

1. Mohammed Farah (GBR) 27:21.71
2. Ibrahim Jeilan (ETH) 27:22.23
3. Paul Tanui (KEN) 27:22.61
4. Galen Rupp (USA) 27:24.39
5. Abera Kuma (ETH) 27:25.27
6. Bitan Karoki (KEN) 27:27.17
7. Kenneth Kiprop (KEN) 27:28.50
8. Nguse Amlosom (ERI) 27:29.21
9. Mohammed Ahmed (CAN) 27:35.76
10. Dathan Ritzenhein (USA) 27:37.90
11. Thomas Ayeko (UGA) 27:40.96
12. Imane Merga (ETH) 27:42.02
13. Moses Kipsiro (UGA) 27:44.53
14. Cameron Levins (CAN) 27:47.89
15. Tsuyoshi Ugachi (JPN) 27:50.79
16. Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) 27:51.88
17. Goitom Kifle (ERI) 27:56.38
18. Chris Derrick (USA) 28:04.54
19. Daniele Meucci (ITA) 28:06.74
20. Stephen Mokoka (RSA) 28:11.61
21. Suguru Osako (JPN) 28:19.50
22. Timothy Toroitich (UGA) 28:33.61
23. Bashir Abdi (BEL) 28:41.69
24. Collis Birmingham (AUS) 28:44.82
25. Yevgeny Rybakov (RUS) 28:47.49

Women's Marathon Results

1. Edna Kiplagat (KEN) 2:25:44
2. Valeria Straneo (ITA) 2:25:58
3. Kayoko Fukushi (JPN) 2:27:45
4. Ryoko Kizaki (JPN) 2:31:28
5. Alessandra Aguilar (ESP) 2:32:38
6. Emma Quaglia (ITA) 2:34:16
7. Mada Prez (MEX) 2:34:23
8. Kim Hye-Gyong (PRK) 2:35:49
9. Deena Drossin (USA) 2:36:12
10. Susan Partridge (GBR) 2:36:24
11. Jessica Trengove (AUS) 2:37:11
12. Diana Lobacevske (LTU) 2:37:48
13. Aberu Kebede (ETH) 2:38:04
14. Kim Hye-Song (PRK) 2:38:28
15. Lishan Dula (BRN) 2:38:47
16. Sonia Thomas (GBR) 2:39:03
17. Sin Yong-Sun (PRK) 2:39:22
18. Dorothy McMaham (USA) 2:39:52
19. Ding Changqin (CHN) 2:40:13
20. Zivile Balciunaite (LTU) 2:41:09
21. Albina Ivanova (RUS) 2:41:19
22. Nadezdha Leonteva (RUS) 2:42:49
23. Jeannette Faber (USA) 2:44:03
24. Lucy Wangui (KEN) 2:44:06
25. Alina Armas (NAM) 2:45:09
26. Alevtina Biktimirova (RUS) 2:45:11
27. Tatyana Aryasova (RUS) 2:45:27
28. Wei Xiaojie (CHN) 2:46:46
29. Kalliópi Astropekáki (GRE) 2:47:12
30. Renalda Kergyte (LTU) 2:47:30
31. Kateryna Karmanenko (UKR) 2:48:18
32. Kim Sung-eun (KOR) 2:48:46
33. Carmen Oliveras (FRA) 2:48:58
34. Cao Mojie (CHN) 2:49:15
35. Renate Wyss (SWI) 2:50:41
36. Karina Cordoba (ARG) 2:51:07
37. Mary Davies (NZL) 2:51:24
38. Iuliia Andreeva (KGZ) 2:53:16
39. Erika Abril (COL) 2:55:13
40. Lauren Shelley (AUS) 2:55:40
41. Karina Neipan (ARG) 2:56:02
42. Tanith Maxwell (RSA) 2:56:37
43. Zuleima Amaya (VEN) 2:58:22
44. Lanni Marchant (CAN) 3:01:54
45. Nicole Chapple (AUS) 3:05:49
46. Daneja Grandovec (SLO) 3:10:46

 

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