By Ram Murali Krishnan
Hyderabad, India Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 25 November 2012 – Running only on his third race at 10 km distance, Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew provided a stunner when he captured the menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s crown in Jamba Cloud Hyderabad 10K on Sunday (25) clocking a praiseworthy 27: 36.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â The womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s honour went to another Ethiopian, Yebrqual Melese.
The Hyderabad race, established nine years ago by the 10K Foundation and was an annual feature in Andhra Pradesh capital, received further significance this year as it comes under the tutelage of Procam InternationalÃ¢â‚¬â€the promoters of three IAAF Gold Label road races in India at Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
Geremew, the winner of Great Ethiopian Run at Addis Ababa last year, entered the fray with a fast 27:53 he achieved for aÃ‚Â winÃ‚Â earlier this April at Paderborn, Germany.
Melese joins Ethiopian party with womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s title
As like in menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s field, Kenyan Beatrice Mutai was a favourite in the starting line-up for womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s race.Ã‚Â Having finished third in Nijmegen 15K behind Ethiopian strong women Tirunesh Dibaba and Tiki Gelana, Mutai was expected to create fireworks at Hyderabad.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â However another Ethio spoilt MutaiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ambition in the Indian city that was once ruled by the Nizams and is a treasure-trove of several heritage monuments.
Yebrqual Melese, the 22-year-old Ethiopian who finished fourth in this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Delhi half-marathon, had stiff challenge from Mutai all the way.Ã‚Â But a determined Melese pulled away in the final kilometre to win the race in a modest 33:21 clocking with Mutai finished 15 seconds later.
1.Mosinet Geremew ETH 27:36
2.Nicholas Kipkemboi KEN 27:37
3.Jackson Kiprop UGA 28:16
4.Daniel Yegon KEN 28:41
5.Hillary Kemboi KEN 28:52
1.Yebrqual Melese ETH 33:21
2.Beatrice Mutai KEN 33:36
3.Sudha Singh IND 35:18
4.Kavita Raut IND 36:01
5.Kiplagat Eunice Jerotich KEN 36:13
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