MANCHESTER (England): Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie and world silver medalist Werknesh Kidane were victorious at the Bupa Great Manchester Run here today.

This marks the third time (2005, 2009 & 2010) that Haile won the Great Manchester Run. His winning time of 28:02 seconds was just one minute shy of the world record.

Werknesh Kidane running her first big 10km race, pulled away from the group to win in 32:31.19. Ethiopia’s greatest female runner, Derartu Tulu finished in sixth behind two-time winner J. Pavey of Great Britain.

Leading Results (10Km):
Men –
 1. H Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) 28 minutes 2 seconds
 2. A Lamdassem (Spain) 28:09
 3. S Lebid (Ukraine) 28:29

Women –
 1. W Kidane (Ethiopia) 31:19
 2. J Augusto (Portugal) 31:47
 3. I Monteiro (Portugal) 32:02
 4. A Kalovics (Hungary) 32:20
 5. J Pavey (GB) 32:42
 6. D Tulu (Ethiopia) 32:53