India Today Online New Delhi
December 15, 2013
Tsegay broke the previous record held by compatriot Deriba Merga (59:15) to come home three seconds faster in 59 minutes and 12 seconds. Kenyans Geoffrey Kipsang (59:30) and Wilson Kiprop (59:49) finished second and third, respectively, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Kenyan athletes swept the podium among the women with Florence finishing in a photo-finish, clocking one hour and eight minutes, ahead of Gladys Cherono by only just three seconds while Lucy Kabuu was third (1:08.10).
“The competition was good with very good athletes. The race was organised well and the weather was also perfect. This is my first time here and I am glad to have to won the race,” said Tsegay, who ran his first race in more than a year after recovering from an ankle injury.
Second place man Kipsang, who pocketed $18,000, had to overcome personal tragedy to partake in the competition.
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