Gete Alemayehu smashes course record at Corrida Pédestre Internationale de Houilles

Gete Alemayehu wins the Corrida Pédestre Internationale de Houilles (Jiro Mochizuki)

Gete Alemayehu of Ethiopia smashed the 10k course record at the Corrida Pédestre Internationale de Houilles today.  The men’s race was won by Julien Wanders of Switzerland, who also set a new European record for the race. 

Alemayehu proved to be the strongest at the end as she just got the edge of compatriot Helen Tola. The 20-year-old won in 31:12 to take 55 seconds off her previous PB.

Tola, who clocked a marathon best of 2:22:48 in Berlin in September, finished just one second behind, three seconds better than her previous PB.

Susan Jeptoo rounded the podium in 32:34. Clémence Calvin, who reduced the French record to 31:20 earlier this year, finished ninth in a more modest 34:00.


1 Gete Alemayehu (Ethiopia) 31:12
2 Helen Tola (Ethiopia) 31:13
3 Susan Jeptoo (Kenya) 32:34
4 Karolina Nadolska (Poland 32:44
5 Ophélie Claude-Boxberger (France) 32:50

1 Julien Wanders (Switzerland) 27:25
2 Berehanu Tsegu (Ethiopia) 27:36
3 Albert Chemutai (Uganda) 27:52
4 Filmon Ande (Eritrea) 27:57
5 Haftu Teklu (Ethiopia) 28:09