The 2018 Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion Stella Chesang destroyed the course record of the Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10km Road Race held on Sunday (15) in Cape Town, South Africa.
The 25 year-old battled for honors with the race defending champion Jesca Chelangat from Kenya and the 2015 World 1500m champion, Genzebe Dibaba Keneni who was making her return from the maternity leave.
The world mountain running championships champion who is training in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County ahead of the Commonwealth Games and the world championships, destroyed the old course record of 38:05 that had been set in 2019 by Brillian Kipkoech from Kenya.
The 2015 Africa Junior bronze medallist, cut off a whopping eight minutes of the previous record when she set a new course record and Ugandan National Record of 30:39.
Chelangat was forced to settle in second place in a time of 30:48 which is also inside the old record.
Genzebe who is the current world record holder for the 1500m, and the indoor events of the one mile, 3000m and 5000m came home in third place in a time of 31:02.
South Africa’s Obertina Kanyongo and Sarah Chelangat finished in fourth and fifth place and were given same time of 31:35.
- Stella Chesang (UGA) 30:39
- Jesca Chelangat (KEN) 30:48
- Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) 31:02