Kandie win, Gezahegne set 10km world record in The Giants Geneva race

Olympic 10,000m silver medallist Kalkidan Gezahegne won The Giants Geneva 10km today with a world record.

As world half marathon record holder Kibiwott Kandie, winning the men’s race.

The Bahrain international, broke the record in 29:38 breaking the world record by five seconds after beating Agnes Tirop, who last month set a women-only world record of 30:01 for the 10km distance and former world under 20 3,000m steeplechase champion Celliphine Chespol with Ethiopia’s Dawit Seyaum coming 4th.

Gezahegne crossed the finish line in 29:38 to take five seconds off Joyciline Jepkosgei’s world record set in Prague in 2017. Tirop finished second in 30:20, eight seconds ahead of steeplechase specialist Chespol. Seyaum was further back in fourth, clocking 31:25.

In the men’s race, world half marathon record-holder Kibiwott Kandie had fellow Kenyans Felix Kipkoech and Boniface Kibiwott swept the podium for Kenyans in 26:51, as Kipkoech was second in 26:57

Selected results


  1. Kalkidan Gezahegne (BHR)- 29:38
  2. Agnes Tirop (KEN)- 30:19
  3. Celliphine Chespol Chepteek (KEN)- 30:28
  4. Dawit Seyaun (ETH)- 31:25
  5. Helen Bekele (ETH)- 31”43
  6. Karolina Nadolska (POL)- 32:39
  7. Nina Lauwaert (NED)- 33:57
  8. Danielle Hodginson (GBR)- 35:21


  1. Kibiwott Kandie (KEN)- 26:50
  2. Felix Kipkoech (KEN)- 26:50
  3. Boniface Kibiwott (KEN)- 27:12
  4. Pietro Riva (ITA)- 28:05
  5. Morgan Laguen (SUI)- 28:32
  6. Mohrad Amdouw (FRA)- 28:32
  7. Yohannes Chiappinelli (ITA)- 28:47
  8. Medhi Frere (FRA)- 28:48
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