Kenya’s Rodgers Kwemoi successfully defended his title at the Tilburg Ten Miles race that was held on Sunday (2) in Tilburg, Netherlands.
Kwemoi who won a gold medal in 10,000m at the World under 20 in the northern Polish city of Bydgoszcz posted a winning time of 45:03 last year, took charge of the race as he battled with Noah Kipkemoi and Peter Kiprotich both from Kenya as they sailed through the 5km mark with a split time of 13:51.
The 21 year-old Mt. Elgon born athlete held on to cut the tape in 42:15 with Noah Kipkemboi crossing the line in second place in 42:37.
Olympic marathon bronze medalist Galen Rupp from America was forced to finish in third place in 43:14.
Berhane Tesfaye from Ethiopia and Abel Chebet from Uganda crossed the line in fourth and fifth place in 43:35 and 43:42 respectively.
- Rodgers Kwemoi (KEN) 42:15
- Noah Kipkemboi (KEN) 42:37
- Galen Rupp (USA) 43:14
- Berhane Tesfaye (ETH) 43:35
- Abel Chebet (UG ) 43:44