Saina wins Tilburg 10 km in world leading time

Betsy Saina continued her domination on the road racing scene with her victory and 10 km world chart leader in Tilburg on 7-September.

Just two days after setting yet another personal best on the track in the 3000m (8:38.01) at the Memorial Van Damme IAAF Diamond League meeting in Brussels on 5-September, Betsy Saina posted her second straight victory on the roads, this time at the Rabobank Ladies Run 10 km in Tilburg.  The stellar field included Emily Chebet (’10 & ’13 IAAF World Cross Champion), Margaret Wangari (’10 & ’13 IAAF World Cross top-6 finisher), and Joyce Chepkurui (’14 season 10 km world leader at 30:56).  After still being in the company of Chebet at the 5 km mark (15:29), Saina subsequently pulled away to capture the title in a PB and ’14 world-leading 10 km time of 30:46, and in the process building significant margins on Chebet (2nd in 31:04), Wangari (3rd in 31:34), and Chepkirui (4th in 32:19).  Andrew Mang’ata also performed well in the men’s 10 miles race in Tilburg, placing 4th in a personal best 45:59.

Other Golazo-managed athletes with noteworthy performances on the roads over the past month included Eunice Barsosio (1st in Brazzaville Half Marathon in 1:10:56 on 14-August), Kenneth Kipkemoi (6th in Prague Grand Prix 10 km in 27:56 on 6-Sep), Eunice Kirwa (1st in Luanda Half Marathon in 1:08:31 on 7-Sep), and Amos Mitei (4th in the men’s division at Luanda in 1:00:53 PB).

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