After leading 1-2 Kenyan podium finish at the International du Puy en Velay Road race a forth night ago, Joyce Tele was at it again as she beat the 2016 Rio Olympics 800m silver medallist Francine Niyonsaba at the 8th edition of 15km Nocturna Valencia Mediolanum race that was held on Saturday (18) in Valencia.
Tele fought off a strong field that included the current Elgeyo Marakwet cross country champion, Gladys Chepkurui and the world 2,000m record holder Niyonsaba.
Niyonsaba became the sixth fastest woman over the 3000m in history at the Paris Diamond League Meeting and she is also among several athletes banned from competing between 400m and 1500m because of naturally high levels of testosterone.
The Burudian could not match Tele who on her part has conquered the short road races. She beat the two as she cut the tape in the fastest time this year and in a personal best of 14:24 and she was followed by Chepkurui who pulled 48:30 to come home in second with 2017 world silver medallist closing the podium first three finishes in 50:37
- Joyce Tele (KEN) 47:24
- Gladys Chepkurui (KEN) 48:30
- Francine Niyonsaba (BUR) 50:37