Former World cross country champion Agnes Jebet Tirop will headline the 11th edition of the Bengaluru 10k Race that will be held on Sunday 8, July in Bengaluru, India.
The 23 year-old comes to this race with a personal best of 31:00 that she got at Tilburg in Netherlands in 2017.
She will face off with her fellow country mate, Pauline Kaveke Kamulu and Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui as they seek to thump thumb the Kenyan dominance in road races.
The trio will face-off with Netsanet Gudeta from Ethiopia who recently beat the world half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei at the 2018 World Half Marathon that was held in Valencia.The Ethiopian comes to this race with second fastest time of 31:35 that she got at Ottawa in 2017.
Kamulu will also be seeking to create history as she is fresh from finishing second in women’s 3,000m flat at the Doha Diamond League earlier this month. The 24 year-old won bronze at the 2018 World Half Marathon Championships in a personal best of 1:06.56.
Kipkirui heads to Bengaluru 10K race with a personal best of 31:58 that she got at Mobile, United States in 2016.
The trio will be looking to lower the course record of 31:58 that was set by Ethiopian Wude Ayalew in 2010.
Two more Ethiopians will also be on the start line led by Sanbere Teferi and Zeineba Yimer.