Ugandan 5000m National Record holder, Sarah Chelangat wrote another history to her as she set another National Record at the Women 10km Road to Records Race that was held on Saturday (30) Herzogenaurach, Germany.
The 20 year-old who was used as a rabbit in today’s race but continued racing after her day job, managed to chase and erase the previous National Record of 31:14 that had been set by the 2018 Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion, Stella Chesang.
Chelangat who has had shin and knee injuries that has kept her off the track for most of 2021, came back with a bang as she wrote another history to her name with a New Ugandan National Record in 10k of 0:31.11.
Chelangat finished in fourth place with Fantaye Belayneh Azale from Ethiopia who also set a new Ethiopian National Record and a personal best of 30:25 taking the title.
European two time champion Yasmin Can, failed to take the top honors but she managed to set a New National Record in the Women 10km Road to Records Race that was held on Saturday (30) Herzogenaurach, Germany.
The Kenyan born Vivian Jemutai now trading for Turkey under Yasemin Can, was among the race favorite as she came carrying on her shoulder a personal best of 30:26.41 in 10,000m race that she got at the Rio Olympics where she finished in seventh place.
Can is also a four time European Cross Country Champion, a silver medallist in European Indoor games and a two time European U23 Champion.
The 25 year-old who has never competed for Kenya in professional races and who became officially eligible to represent Turkey at international competitions in 2016, improved on her previous time and set a new Turkey National Record of 0:32:04.
The race was won by Fantaye Belayneh Azale who also set a new Ethiopian National Record and a personal best of 30:25.
Ethiopia’s Fantaye Belayneh Azale wrote her name in the history books in the Women 10km Road to Records Race that was held on Saturday (30) Herzogenaurach, Germany.
The 21 year-old who is a 5,000m specialist with zero experience on the road race gave her all to beat a strong field that included the Kenya reigning National Cross Country champion, Joyce Tele and Sheila Chepkirui the African Champion.
Azale came to this race with a personal best of 14:44.51 that she got at the 2021 Ethiopian National trials in the 5,000m race where she finished in position six. She waited patiently until the one kilometer mark to make her move with a super lightening speed and held on to set a new Ethiopian National Record and New personal best of 30:25.
Azale was followed by Tele who came to this race with the fastest time on paper of 30:59.01 that she got at the 2021 FBK Games, in Netherlands when she came home in second place in a time of 30:33 with Chepkirui closing the podium three finishes in 30:35.