Robinson and Wanjiru Win Zatopek:10

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Running in windy conditions, Brett Robinson and Veronicah Wanjiru won the 2014  men's and women's 10000m titles at the annual  Zatopek: 10 track and field meet in Melbourne on Thursday night.

Robinson narrowly defeated teammate Duer Yoa and Eritrea's Samson Gebreyohannes setting a new personal best mark of 28:45.36.    Yoa whocrossed the line iin second place clocked  28:46.46, while Gebreyohannes posted a time of 28:49.42.  

Robinson is the first Australian to win Zatopek: 10 race since Collis Birmingham in 2009.

Veronicah Wanjiru of Kenya in her first track 10000m race clocked  32:22.22 to win the race. Australia's  Eloise Wellings came in second with a time of 32:26.59, while her teammate Madeline Heiner finished in third after 32:44.71.

Earlier in the day Australian Alex Rowe  dominated men's 800m. Rowe  comfortably won the race in  1:46.96 followed by West Jared in second in 1:48:77 and Dylan Stenson in third 1:49:53.



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