Athletics Briefs: Keitany wins Bupa London 10K, Odumosu impressive in Brazil,CAA Grand Prix in Brazzaville report ..and more

LONDON (GBR, May 31): European CC and indoor champion Mo Farah won the Bupa 10 km on the road in new national record 27:44. The official 5km split of 14:09 meant Farah covered the second 5km in 13:35, writes Athletics Weekly. Kenyan Micah Kogo finished second (27:49) and Chris Thompson third (28:17). World half-marathon champion Mary Keitany was the runaway winner in the women’s race and the Kenyan improved her lifetime best performance to 31:06. Fellow Kenyans Doris Changeywo (32:15) and Edith Chelimo (34:30) finished second and third.

MARINGA (BRA, May 30): Nigerian Ajoke Odumosu surprisingly won the 400m hurdles in 55.66 over Olympic and World gold medalist Melaine Walker of Jamaica (55.96) as the Brazilian May Tour ended with last fifth meet in Parana State. In the close 800m race, Brazilian Kleberson Davide beat Kenyan Richard Kiplagat (1:46.26 - 1:46.28). Solid 4:09.91 in women 1500 m by Ethiopian Betukan Feyisa.

BRUSSELS (BEL, May 30): Alemitu Bekele won the Brussels 20 km in rain after 1:11:42. Men´s winner was Burundi´s Onesphore Nkunzimana (1:01:29) ahead of Moroccan Najim El Qadi (1:01:31).

TOA BAJA (PUR, May 30): Kenyan Sammy Kitwara won the Abraham Rosa 10 km on the road with 29:26. Ugandan Martin Toroitich was second (29:41) and Ethiopian Terefe Maregu third (29:42).

BRAZZAVILLE (CGO, May 30): African Area Permit meet, the Grand Prix in Brazzaville registered fast meet record of Jamaican Lerone Clarke at 100m with 10.21 (+0.6). Behind him Obinna Metu of Nigeria (10.31) and Egyptian record holder Amr Seoud (10.32).

Nigerian Metu won the 200m in 20.66 ( - 0.6) over Seoud of Egypt (20.69). 3000m Steeple Chase World champion Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya dominated the event in 8:17.55 and African Champion Amantle Montsho of Botswana clocked good double 23.05 (-0.7) at 200m and 50.64 at 400m.

South African Ofentse Mogawane takes the 400m in a fast 45.63 seconds. Also an impressive 3:38.16 1500m win for 17-year-old Gideon Mageka who won last year World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy.

And an unexpected win for Lilia Barbulescu of Romania in the 1500 m (4:08.23) over Ethiopian Meskerem Assefa (4:08.78).

KHARTOUM (SUD, May 27): Mohamed Younis Ali improved at the CAA meet the Sudanese national high jump record with 221 clearance.

Courtesy of Alfonz Juck/EME News

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