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Mosinet Geremew, Peres Jepchirchir post impressive wins at TCS World 10K

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on May 15, 2016

Beating very hot and humid conditions, Mosinet Geremew and Peres Jepchirchir powered to impressive victories at the ninth TCS World 10K.

Taking control of the race in the eighth kilometre, Geremew held on to win in 28:36 to become the first athlete to secure back-to-back titles in Bengaluru.

Jepchirchir, the reigning world half marathon champion, broke from the field in the seventh kilometre to win in 32:15, 13 seconds clear of her Kenyan compatriot Helah Kiprop.

Given the difficult conditions - a start time temperatures of nearly 33 degress C along with 90 per cent humidity-both races began conservatively, particularly the women's which consisted of the finest field ever assembled.

Published on May 15, 2016
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