Despite windy conditions, Kenya’s Gladys Chesire clocked a world-leading 10km time of 30:41 at the Asics Grand 10 Berlin, becoming the ninth-fastest woman ever at this distance.
She was followed by fellow Kenyan Alice Nawonuna and Ethiopia’s Sutume Asefa Kebede, who ran world-class times of 31:02 and 31:11 respectively.
In the men’s race, world junior champion Joshua Cheptegei broke the Ugandan record with 27:50. Kenya’s Philemon Cheboi and Ethiopia’s Abayneh Degu Tsehay were second and third, both given the same time of 28:05.
Chesire’s victory continues the trend of the women’s race upstaging the men’s at this event, following Joyce Chepkirui’s 20:37 and 31:02 victories in 2013 and 2014.
The 22-year-old Chesire, who took silver in the 10,000m at the All-African Games last month, set out fast and was sheltered from the winds better than most, as she was in the middle of a handful of male runners.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke