Bogota, Colombia – Ethiopia’s pre-race favourite Belaynesh Oljira swept to a decisive win in the women-only Carrera de la Mujer 10km, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, crossing the line in the Colombian capital Bogota in a course record 33:52 on Sunday (28).
She used a powerful surge in the eighth kilometre of the race to break clear of all her challengers and win the eighth edition of this race.
There was an element of redemption for Oljira, the 2013 IAAF World Championships 10,000m bronze medallist, with her triumph. Last year, she was touted as the favourite after her podium finish in Moscow only to be a late withdrawal after being diagnosed with typhoid fever just prior to her departure for Bogota.
1. Belaynesh Oljira ETH 33:52
2. Veronicah Nyauri KEN 34:19
3. Azmera Gebru ETH 34:29
4. Lucy Kabuu KEN 34:43
5. Diana Landi ECU 34:58
6. Nadia Ejjafini ITA 35:11
7. Helalia Johannes NAM 36:16
8. Kelly Arias COL 36:30
9. Janet Bawcom-Cherobon USA 37:31
10. Karolina Jarzynska POL 37:43
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