Kenya’s Ezekiel Cheboi made his entry into road running with a winning start by snatching victory in his debut on the roads in Italy.
Kemboi one of the greatest champions of Athletics in the 3000 Hedge specialties at the 12th edition of the Trofeo Città di Telesia, an international road race of 10 km in Italy on Sunday.
The runner blazed the trail to victory by posting 29:54 to add to his accolades, in his long career not yet finished, in which he has won two Olympic Games, four World Championships then a long series of Silver and Bronze medals in various world competitions including the Iaaf Grand Prix, not counting the titles in the Commonwealth Games, the Pan-African Games, the African Championships from the Junior category.
The 2015 European Junior 10,000m champion, Italian runner Pietro Riva spoiled a Kenyan 1-2 party by squeezing himself into second spot on home soil in a time of 29:59 to be sandwiched Kemboi’s compatriot Philemon Kipchumba (30:01).
The 2011 under 23 European 10,000m silver medalist Italian born Morrocan Ahmed El Mazoury missed on a podium finish in fourth place by clocking 30:03 as the Mountain Classic Athletics Club runner Rwanda’s under 20 national 10km track record holder Jean-Marie Vianney Myasiro was fifth in 30:11.
Italian Rosaria Console fresh from managing a third place in the Mattoni Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon in the Czech Republic on June 2nd, upped her game to breast the tape in 33:29 to claim the women’s race to thrill the home fans.
Jesús Luis Alós Memorial Cross (Huesca, Spain) champion Burundian Elvaine Nimbona was top African finisher with second spot finish in 33:47 as the 2017 CrossHill Ukraine’s Sofiya Yaremchul completed the last podium finish place in 33:52.