Kenya’s Moses Kibet produced a strong sprint to win the 28th edition of the Corrida de Langueux 10Km race that was held on Saturday (16) in Langueux, Brittany, France.
The 21 year-old battled with Bahrain’s Dawit Ayenu Fikadu who came to this race with a personal best of 27:56 that he got at Casablanca in 2016.
It was inexperience against experience as they reached the halfway point in 14:19, a pace well outside the course record of 27:46 that was set by Ethiopia’s Atsedu Tsegay in 2011. No one tried to break away in the following kilometres.
But with one kilometre remaining, seven men remained in contention. The race came down to a fierce sprint between the two but Kibet, outsprinted Fikadu to cut the tape in 28:26, almost a minute better than his personal best of29:20.
Ethiopian Yismaw Ayenu, who finished fourth in last year’s edition, improved two spots in this year’s crossing the line with a personal best of 28:27. Gizachev Hailu Negasa also from Ethiopia closed the podium t5hree finish in 28:28.
Ethiopia’s Asefa Tefera and Bahrain’s Derara Hurisa took fourth and fifth place in 28:30 and 28:31 respectively.
Former Kenyan now trading as French citizen, James Theuri was the first French to finish crossing the line in 15th place with 29:31.
- Moses Kibet (KEN) 28:26
- Yismaw Ayenu (ETH) 28:27
- Gizachev Negasa (ETH) 28:28
- Asefa Tefera (ETH) 28:30
- Derara Hurisa (BRN) 28:31