Ethiopian women athletes conquer the Bengaluru TCS World 10km road race
Addis Ababa, May 21, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian women runners conquer the the 15th edition of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru, India, a World Athletics Gold Label road race, on Sunday (21).
In what will go down as a classic in Indian road running history, Ethiopia’s Tsehay Gemechu bagged the women’s crown at the 15th edition of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru, a World Athletics Gold Label road race.
Tsehay was impressive in the way she kicked on at the end, clocking 31:38.
It was an Ethiopian top three in the women’s race, with Fotyen Tesfay finishing four seconds behind Tsehay and the experienced Dera Dida only seven seconds shy of the winner.
It all came down to the final kilometre after the trio ran together, but a strong finish by Tsehay Gemechu secured this year’s Tokyo Marathon runner-up the 10km crown.
In her previous visit to Bengaluru in 2019, Tsehay had finished sixth.
“I was determined to get this victory,” she said. “In 2019, I had made one mistake, this time I had the experience so this was an easier race. I think my track experience came in handy today.”
Three Kenyan athletes finished in the top four in a men’s race that saw last year’s winner and course record-holder Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli come fourth, as his compatriot Sawe won after kicking on at the finish.
Meanwhile Mizan Alem Adane stunned the crowd at Night of the 10,000m PBs race in north London. With that victory on 29:58.70, she becomes the 12th woman in history to go sub-30-minutes over 10,000m.