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Rhonex Kipruto Wins Prague 10K Road race

Rhonex Kipruto has yet again proved to the world that he is that star that just started shining after winning in the Prague 10K race.

Alongside Mathew Kimeli who happens to train with him at the Bro Colm camp in Iten under coaches Colm and Ian Kiprono, Rhonex did cut the tape in 26:46 that is just 3 seconds shy of the world record.
After crossing the first 5km in 13:30 with pace setters, Rhonex Kipruto flew alone in the remaining 5km to a narrow miss of the World Record. It will go into books of history that Rhonex has come close to Leonard Komon (26:44) to ever run faster on the roads for 10 kilometers. Could it mean that sub 26:40 is on the offing?

Rhonex Kipruto has yet again proved to the world that he is that star that just started shining after winning in the Prague 10K race. Alongside Mathew Kimeli who happens to train with him at the Bro Colm camp in Iten under coaches Colm and Ian Kiprono, Rhonex did cut the tape in 26:46 that is just 3 seconds shy of the world record.
After crossing the first 5km in 13:30 with pace setters, Rhonex Kipruto flew alone in the remaining 5km to a narrow miss of the World Record. It will go into books of history that Rhonex has come close to Leonard Komon (26:44) to ever run faster on the roads for 10 kilometers. Could it mean that sub 26:40 is on the offing?

Results

Rhonex Kipruto has yet again proved to the world that he is that star that just started shining after winning in the Prague 10K race. Alongside Mathew Kimeli who happens to train with him at the Bro Colm camp in Iten under coaches Colm and Ian Kiprono, Rhonex did cut the tape in 26:46 that is just 3 seconds shy of the world record.
After crossing the first 5km in 13:30 with pace setters, Rhonex Kipruto flew alone in the remaining 5km to a narrow miss of the World Record. It will go into books of history that Rhonex has come close to Leonard Komon (26:44) to ever run faster on the roads for 10 kilometers. Could it mean that sub 26:40 is on the offing?

Results

1. Rhonex Kipruto 🇰🇪 26.46
2. Geoffrey Koech 🇰🇪 27.18
3. Matthew Kemeli 🇰🇪 27.26
4. Abraham Kipyatich 🇰🇪 27.38
5. Bernard Lagat 🇰🇪 27.40
6. Peter Kwemoi 🇰🇪 27.44
7. Hicham Amghar 🇲🇦 27.46
8. Bernard Kimeli 🇰🇪 27.50

Marathoner Wins Iten 10KM Safaricom Road Race

Can a Marathoner win a 10KM Road Race?
Well, former Barcelona Marathon champion Valary Aiyabei Jemeli won at the Iten 10KM road race, a high altitude event right at the heart of the home of champions.

The 27 year-old defeated a host of runners to emerge victorious in women’s race that started at Bugar Centre before ending at Iten town.

on home ground, receiving cheers from fans lining up on the course, the 2015 Kass marathon champion stepped in the lead with just 100m and enjoyed the lead until the finish line, though she had difficulties in uphill with Lucy Cheruiyot the 2016 Madoka half marathon taking advantage to close the gap.

Jemeli held on to cut the tape in 33:18.8 and was followed by Cheruiyot who crossed the line in 33:27.2 before Lydia Njeri closing the podium three finishes in 33:34.8.

“I came here for speed work ahead of my Beijing marathon. Coming from the same area, I know the route and utilized it very well” said Jemeli who cut the tape in 33:18.0.

She added that as a marathoner, she did not expect to win because 10km is a faster race.

“I am surprised by the win because, as a marathoner, my speed is slow though I managed to beat them all,” said Jemeli, who has dominated local races like cross country and road races.

Leading results

Women

Valary Jemeli 33:18.8

Lucy Cheruiyot 33:27.2

Lydia Njeri 33:34.8

Joyce Jepkemoi 33:52.5

Sharon Jelimo 34:30.7

Gladys Yator 34:32.6

Men Result Sheet

41 Year-Old wins Iten Marathon

Robert Kemboi emerged top in the 4th edition of Iten Marathon held on the 22nd of July 2018 at Kenya’s mecca of running, Iten in 2:16:29. Bernard Kitur came in second in 2:16:29 while Philemon Cheboi clocked 2:17:17 to sum up the best three at the high altitude race. The athletes battled a windy course with the first two kilometers being an uphill stretch and the last 21 kilometers characterised by wind. Notably, this years race drew a larger number of participants, an improvement from last year’s edition that was won by Evans Sambu in 2:16:13.

In the women’s 42KM, 41 year old Joan Jepchirchir Kigen won for the third time in a row with a time of 2:44:30, a second slower than her last year’s time. Josephine Jepkoech came in second in 2:44:5 while Sylvia Tenai finishing third in 2:45:5.
In the half marathon, Wilfred Kimitei clocked 64:21:8 to finish first while Emmanuel Bor came in second in 64:36:6 and Josphat Tanui third in 64:45:0. On the other hand, Maureen Jepkemboi cut the tape in 75.10 ahead of Agnes Chebet who clocked 75:50 and Beatrice Cheserek who finished third in 77:50.

Celestine, the race director promised to work round the clock to ensure next year’s race becomes bigger and better in matters organization and price money considering the fact that prize money continues to be a factor to increased competitiveness of the race. Moreover, this year’s edition saw the participation of more international athletes most of them being in Iten for training.

Photo Reel… Credit: Henry Ego

Mary Keitany Wins New York Mini 10K

Mary Keitany continued her reign as the queen of Central Park with a dominating victory at the NYRR New York Mini 10K here this morning.

The 36-year-old Kenyan cruised to her second straight title (and third overall) in the all-women’s race, clocking 30:59 and winning by more than a minute on a spectacular morning with comfortable temperatures (68F/20C) and relatively low humidity. Combined with her three wins in the TCS New York City Marathon, which finishes over the same climb through the park as today’s event, Keitany has earned a formidable reputation in the Big Apple

She recorded the fifth-best time in event history, and she covered the uphill second half in an incredible 15:08.

“At the beginning we were slow and so I started to push from 3 miles, because I wanted to see what time I could do,” said the winner, who had a disappointing fourth-place finish in April’s London Marathon. “I’ve been training well since London, and I really wanted to make up for that here in New York.”

Her time of 30 minutes, 59 seconds was the fifth fastest in the event’s 47-year history.

Keitany, a three-time New York City Marathon champion, was followed by two Americans — Aliphine Tuliamuk in 32:08 and Molly Huddle in 32:25. Boston Marathon champion Des Linden was 14th in 35:12, with Boston runner-up Sarah Sellers 17th in 35:29.

Helen Obiri Third Straight Win

World 5000m Champion Hellen Obiri posted her third straight win as the 39th Kenya Defence Championships got underway at Kasarani Stadium yesterday.

She announced her intentions to represent Kenya at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships (in Asaba, Nigeria) and pick a slot in the team to IAAF Continental Cup that run in Ostrava, Czech Republic on September 8-9. The Continental Cup is the only silverware missing out from Obiri’s trophy cabinet.

Obiri, the Olympic silver medalist, stormed into the lead in the fifth lap, opening 200m gap before strolling to victory in 14:48.5. Joyline Koima of Mtongwe (15:03.6) came second ahead of Kahawa’s Gladys Kimana (15:06.8).

Thika’s Peninnah Kandia (15:16.2) returned fourth while world cross country veteran Innes Chenonge (15:19.5) of Moi Air Base checked in fifth.

“I am happy to have defended my title today. I did not perform well in the last two Diamond League meetings. I have been feeling too tired. I want to make the team to Africa Senior Athletics Championships and then head to Continental Cup in Ostrava,” said 28-year-old Obiri.

She added: “It will be my second time if I make it to the Continental Cup. I competed in 2014 in 1500m and finished fourth in 1,500m.”

In men’s 400m hurdles semi-finals, Olympic silver medalist Boniface Mucheru booked a place in tomorrow’s finals alongside reigning national champion Willy Mbevi who registered 51.6 seconds.

Mucheru, who clocked 52.1 seconds, will not defend his Africa title he won in Durban two years ago: “I have not recovered fully from the hamstring injury I picked two years ago. It’s unfortunate I will not feature in the Africa Senior Athletics Championships. I have been advised not rush into competitive races.”

In 5000m, 2014 Commonwealth Games Champion James Magut sailed into 1,500m finals after clocking 3:47.1. Collins Koros came second in 3:47.4 while Dennis Kilele finished third in 3:47.7. In the other semis Charles Simotwo won in 3:54.4 ahead of Lawi Kosgei (3:54.7).

Cc Standard Sports Kenya