Athletics Briefs - Kipkosgei takes Murcia 23rd Half Marathon; Feyisa wins Hyderabad 10km and more...

Meselech Melkamu of Ethiopia winning at the Obudu Mountain Race (LOC)
LORCA (ESP, Nov 28): Kenyan Joseph Kipkosgei achieved 1:02:25 to win the 23rd Half Marathon in Murcia region. Best woman Fatima Ayachi was timed at 1:13:54.

GUJAN MESTRAS (FRA, Nov 28): Kenyan wins at 37th Sud Oest Cross (times not available). Mary Wangari beat Martha Komu and Ejegayehu Dibaba in women race, with best French steeple specialist Sophie Duarte 5th. In men´s 9.37 km win for Paul Melly over Mesfin Hunegaw of Eritrea and Mohamed Moustaoui of Morocco. Best French Driss El Himer was fourth.

CORDOBA (ESP, Nov 28): Erick Kibet as another Kenyan posted similar winning time at 26th Half Marathon of Cordoba 1:02:47. But women winner was faster than in Lorca. Joyce Chepkirui clocked new course record 1:09:36.

MT. OBUDU (NGR, Nov 28): Ethiopians Abebe Dinkesa (42:21) and Meselech Melkamu Haileyesus (48:57) claimed the win and the big 50 000 USD prizemoney at the 6th edition of the Obudu International Mountain Race.

LEON (MEX, Nov 28): Kenyan winners at 10th 21km of Leon. Isaac Kimaiyo achieved 1:03:08 and Hyvon Ngetich 1:11:00. 

HYDERABAD (IND, Nov 28): Ethiopian Milton Feyisa won the Hyderabad 10km in 28:28. Home runner Lalita Babar was the best woman in 34:14.

ST. PRIEST (FRA, Nov 28): Burundians wins at Cross National des Myriades. Onesphore Nkunzimana at 9 km in 27:01 and Francine Niyonizigie in 16:16 at 4.9 km over Helene Guet 16:22.


Thanks to Alfonz Juck/EME News 2010

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