SA's Mokoka Wins Great Scottish Run

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South Africa's Stephen Mokoka was the winner of today's Great Scottish run in Glasgow while favorite Haile Gebrselassie was forced to withdraw from the race due to breathing problems.

The 29 year old Mokoka  locked 61.15 for the win defeating Australia's  Stephen Chemlany and Kenya's Mark Kiptoo who finished only seven seconds behind the winner.
"The training I've done has been very good but I knew things were not quite right when I did my speed work,"  Haile Gebrselassie who won last year's race in 61.09   BBC Sport.

The women's race won two time world marathon champion Kenya's Edna Kiplagat, who posted 1:07:57. Another Kenyan Caroline Kilel finished almost one minute behind Kiplagat clocking 68.53.

Nearly 30,000 runners of all ages participated in Great Scottish run on Sunday, October 5.

Women Half Marathon Top 10

Pos Name Club Finish Time
1 EDNA KIPLAGAT   01:07:57
2    CAROLINE KILEL   01:08:53
3 TIKI GELANA   01:10:37
4 FAITH KIPSUM   01:11:10
5 SUSAN PARTRIDGE Leeds City Athletic Club 01:12:12
6 BETH POTTER Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 01:13:29
8 GEMMA RANKIN Kilbarchan AAC 01:16:36
9 JOASIA ZAKRZEWSKI Dumfries Running Club 01:18:46
10 FANNI GYURKO Central Athletics Club 01:19:53


Men  Half Marathon To 10 Results

Pos Name Club Finish Time
1 STEPHEN MOKOKA   01:01:25
3 MARK KIPTOO   01:01:34
5 MICHAEL SHELLEY   01:02:54
6 CALLUM HAWKINS Kilbarchan AAC 01:03:06
7 KEVIN KOCHEI   01:03:11
8 TEWOLDE MENGISTEAB Shettleston Harriers 01:05:55
9 ANDREW DAVIES Stockport Harriers & AC 01:06:40
10 ROBERT GILROY Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers 01:07:12
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