Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor lived to expectations as he won the 11th edition of the Bengaluru 10k Race that was held on Sunday (27) in Bengaluru, India.
Kamworor who has won the last two editions of the World Half Marathon cold not lower his course record that he set in 2014 of 27:44 only for him to cut the tape in 28:18.
“I think we were all cautious about the weather in the first half of the race. It was very hot, and I think that’s what cost me the course record. I came here thinking about the course record and tried the best I could, but I could feel the temperature rising as I was warming up. I was jogging for just three minutes before starting to sweat,” reflected a smiling Kamworor.
“But make no mistake, I love coming to Indian races, I love the atmosphere and certainly want to come back,” he added.
The World Half champion had to battle for honors with Birhanu Legese and the 2018 Dubai Marathon winner Mosinet Geremew.
The two Ethiopians could not match the pace of the Kenyan as they managed to battle for the second slots with Legese producing a superb kick crossing the line in 28:38 with Geremew closing the podium three one second later.
- Geoffrey Kamworo (KEN) 28: 18
- Birhanu Legese (ETH) 28:38
- Mosinet Geremew (ETH) 28:39