Gebre-Egziabher Gebremariam sets new record at Healthy Kidney 10K race in Central Park
New York, USA Ã¢â‚¬â€œ World Cross Country Champion Gebre-Egziabher Gebremariam sets a new course record to win the Healthy Kidney 10K race in Central Park, here yesterday. Ã‚Â The previous record holder was Tadesse Tola, a fellow countryman.
Gebre-Egziabher finished in 27 minutes, 42 seconds in only his third pro road race. Peter Kamais Ã‚Â and Julius Kogo, both fromÃ‚Â Kenya finished second and third respectively.
Gebre-EgziabherÃ‚Â received $7,500 for the victory and a $20,000 bonus for the course record.
In the women’s race, Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia, whoÃ‚Â runs for the West Side Runners in New York, broke the tape in 33:09 and improved the womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s event record by 23 seconds.