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Jepchirchir beat Lokedi at Great North Run

Reigning Olympic Games marathon champion Peres Jepchirir led the reigning New York City marathon champion Sharon at the Great North Run held today in England.

It was an all 1-2 podium finish for Kenyans with the two women set to battle again at the New York City marathon come November 5th in the USA.

Jepchirchir will also be seeking to win the title later this month at the inaugural World Athletics Road Running championships in Latvia.

Selected results

Women

  1. Peres Jepcirchir (KEN) 66:45
  2. Sharon Lokedi (KEN) 67:43
  3. Charlotte Purdue (ENG) 69:36
  4. Sonia Samwels (ENG) 73:73
  5. Jessa hanson (USA) 74:12
  6. Wakana Itsuki (JPN) 74:29
  7. Amy-Eloise markovc (ENG) 75:19
  8. Ayako Kato 75:53
  9. Becky Briggs (ENG) 77:24
  10. Katie Olding (ENG) 78:45

Men

  1. Tamirat Tola (ETH) 59:58
  2. Bashir Abdi (BEL) 61:28
  3. Muktar Idris (ERI) 61:54
  4. Mo Farah (ENG) 63:28
  5. Elfrem Giday (ETH) 64:03
  6. Andrew Butchart (ENG) 64:30
  7. Yoshiki Oshiro (JPN) 65:16
  8. Kiseki Shiozawa (JPN) 65:25
  9. Adam Lipschitz 65:44
  10. Andrew Heyes (ENG) 65:46.
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