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Superlative Obiri wins Beach and Beacon race

Two time Olympic Games 5,000m silver medalist Hellen Onsando Obiri continued with her superlative performance when she won the Beach to Beacon 10km Road race held yesterday in the USA.

The Boston marathon champion won the race after clocking 31:37 ahead of Ethiopia’s Fotyen Tesfay in 31:38 as USA’s Keira D’Amato completed the podium in 31:58.

Another Kenyans Vicoty Chepngeno and Edna Kiplagat who finished fourth and fifth in respective times of 31:59 and 32:23.

In men, Ethiopia’s Addisu Yihune won the title in 27:56 USA’s Conner Mantz and another Ethiopian, Muktar Edris took the second and third places in respective times of 27:58 and 28:06.

Edwin Kurgat was the only Kenyan in the race and he managed a fourth-place finish in 28:15.

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