Eritrea’s Dolshi Tesfu took the top honors at the 6th edition of the Cross Internacional de Alcobendas that was held on Sunday (28) on the outskirts of Madrid.
Tesfu took the lead from the early stages of the women’s race with Lucy Mawia from Kenya being the only person who was able to keep up with her pace.
Tesfu and Mawia led by four seconds over Ethiopia’s Likina Amebaw. Tesfu stepped up the pace in the second lap, but Mawia was able to follow her.
Mawia took charge of the race during the last lap briefly, but Tesfu pulled away from her rival over the final uphill section of the course.
Tesfu finished 15th in the 10000m race at the Tokyo Olympic Games, gave a powerful kick to forge ahead and cut the tape in 26:45 beating Mawia to second place four seconds later. Amebew closed the first three podium finishes in 27:03.