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Obiri shine at Great Manchester Great Run

Double Olympic Games 5,000m silver medalist Hellen Onsando Obiri won the Manchester Great run held today.

Fresh from finishing second at the Bengaluru half marathon, the double world 5,000m champion won the race 30:15 beating home girl Eilish Mccolgan to second in 30:19 as reigning world marathon champion Ruth Chepng’etich completed the podium timing 30:29.

New Zealand’s Jake Robertson won the men’s title in 28:06 ahead of Australia’s Jack Rayner (28:16) and Antonio Abadaia (28:22).

Selected results

Men

  1. Jake Robertson (NZL)- 28:06
  2. Jack Rayner (NZL) 28:16
  3. Antonio Abadia (ESP) 28:22
  4. Hamid Ben Aoud (ESP0 28:23
  5. Abdulqani Sharif (GBR) 28:29
  6. Ben Connor (GBR) 28:31
  7. Javier Guerra (ESP) 28:35
  8. Khalid Choukoud (NED) 28:35
  9. Lahsene Bouchikhi (BEL) 28:44
  10. Ellis Cross (GBR) 28:56

Women

  1. Hellen Obiri (KEN) 30:15
  2. Eilish Mcclogan (GBR) 30:19
  3. Ruth Chepngetich (KEN) 30:29
  4. Sharon Lokedi (KEN) 31:06
  5. Sara Hall (USA) 31:50
  6. Safiya Yaremchuk (ITA) 32:36
  7. Charlotte Purdue (GBR) 32:55
  8. Stephanie Twell (GBR) 33:12
  9. Lily Patridge (GBR) 33:33
  10. GerdaSteyn (RSA) 33:42
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