Ugandan’s shine over Kenyans in Durban 10km

Ugandan Double Commonwealth champions Joshua Cheptegei and Stella Chesang outshone Kenyans in men and women races respectively in the FNB 10km CitySrfRun road race in Durban, South Africa.

Moses Koech finished this timing 27:46 behind Cheptegei’s 27:16 and Switzerland’s Julien Wanders sho finished second, braking Mo Farah’s European record clocked 27:32.

Uganda’s Stephen Kissa was 4th in 28:18.

Chesang made her intentions known at the start of the women’s race. She led compatriot and defending champion Mercyline Chelangat by six seconds at three kilometres and 11 seconds at half way.

Chesang’s winning margin grew to 22 seconds with kilometre to go, and although Chelangat made up a bit of ground in the closing stages, Chesang was away and clear. She won in an African all-comers’ record of 31:14, taking 24 seconds off the national record Chelangat set last year.

Chelangat also finished inside that mark, clocking 31:33 to place second. South Africa’s Irvette van Zyl was third in a PB of 32:06.


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