Huddle big solo
ST PAUL (USA, Oct 4): Molly Huddle and Sam Chelanga were the victors at the Medtronic TC 10 mile road race, which incorporated the USATF Championships. In an impressive solo effort, Huddle set a course record of 51:44 to win by a big margin over Neely Spence (53:03) and Alexi Pappas (53:10). The previous course record was 53:16, set by Kara Goucher in 2008. US cross country champion Laura Thweatt was fourth across the line in 53:14. The men’s race was won by Chelanga with a late surge to beat Tyler Pennel, 46:47 to 46:48. It is Chelanga’s first US title since his change of citizenship. He was 8 seconds off the course record. Dathan Ritzenhein had lost contact with the two with less than one mile to go and placed third in 46:53.
LYON (FRA, Oct 4): Kenyan Nixon Machichin won the 6th edition of the Run in Lyon Marathon in 2:10:15. Only two seconds behind Ethiopian Herpasa Negasa 2:10:17, personal best. Third Dominic Ruto 2:13:37. Top woman Emily Rotich of Kenya 2:40:01and in half marathon French Michael Gras 1:05:01.
Philip Langat 3rd win
BREDA (NED, Oct 4): Philip Langat of Kenya won his third Singelloop half marathon title; running 1:01:06, the fourth fastest winning time in the race’s history. The women’s race was won by Kenya's Elizeba Cherono for the second time; both Lagat and Cherono recorded their first victories in 2011. Cherono, who is applying for Dutch citizenship, ran1:10:10 to win. Her time is a PB and the third fastest winning time of this race. Eritreans Tsegay Tuemay (1:01:39) and Okubay Tsegay (1:03:10) took the next top spots in the men’s race. Kenya’s Felix Kandie placed fourth in 1:03:48, one place ahead of the top Dutch finisher Michel Butter (1:05:26). Kenya took the top two spots in the women’s race, Lucy Macharia was the runner-up for the second consecutive year, clocking 1:12:35. In third was the top Dutch athlete Kim Dillen (1:14:55).
OTHER ROAD RESULTS
GELIBOLU (TUR, Oct 4): Kenyan Bernard Rotich won the Gelibolu Marathon in 2:24:39. Better quality women winning time by Ethiopian Feysa Jebesa 2:43:07 over Russian Yulia Smirnova 2:48:15. Risper Chebet won women half in 1:13:19.
WASHINGTON (USA, Oct 4): The winners of the inaugural Navy mile, part of the Bring Back the Mile series, were Sam Penzenstadler (4:16.07) and Kenyetta Iyevbele (4:52.34).
BOURNEMOUTH (GBR, Oct 4): Kenyans took both wins at the Bournemouth Marathon. Boaz Kiprono won the men’s race in 2:16:00, while the top women was Joan Kigen in2:36:46.
MARRAKECH (MAR, Oct 4): Kenyan Amos Kiprono won the 6th Marrakech 10 km in 29:52. Among women Moroccan Kaltoum Bouaasayriya clocked 34:10 to win over Kenyan Violah Jepchumba 34:39.
TELESE TERME (ITA, Oct 4): Former European CC Champion Andrea Lalli won the inaugural Telesia Half Marathon and also Italian Half title in 1:02:54. Second Kenyan William Kibor 1:03:30 and third Domenico Ricatti 1:03:39. Laila Soufyane topped women in 1:13:10 ahead of Claudette Mukasikindi of Rwanda 1:14:24 and third junior Nicole Reina 1:14:42.
LAIKIPIA (KEN, Oct 4): Mike Mutai won the Laikipia Half Marathon in 1:01:51 over multiple World CC participant Hosea Macharinyang 1:01:56 and Edwin Kiprop 1:02.00. The 2009 World Youth and World CC medalist Jackline Chepngeno was the top female in 1:11:50 over Gladys Chemweno 1:12:35 and Esther Macharia 1:13:40. Winners in the 10 km races were Wilfred Kimeli 29:24 and Beatrice Wainaina 34:31.
VINA DEL MAR (CHI, Oct 4): Erika Oliveira former Panamerican winner was the best at the Maraton de Vina del Mar in 2:42:10 at age of 39. Male winner Leslie Encina of Chile also in new personal best 2:17:46 and missed the Olympic standard by 46 seconds.
FORT DE FRANCE (FRA, Oct 4): French half marathon champions Yosi Goasdoue1:09:34 and Aline Camboulives 1:20:12 in Caribbean. Overall women winner Susan Kipsang 1:18:24.
FREIBURG (SUI, Oct 4): Kenyan Bernard Bett won the 82nd road race Murten to Freiburg at 17.17 km in 51:58. Sutume Asefa of Ethiopia was the top woman in 59:23.
CAORLE (ITA, Oct 4): Sebastiano Bianchetti improved the Italian junior shot put record (6 kg) with 21.23 cm. He won bronze medal at European Champs in Eskilstuna in the summer.
WAKAYAMA (JPN, Oct 2-4): At National Sports Festival close men 100 m won by Kenji Fujimitsu 10.32 (-1.1) over Takuya Nagata 10.33 and Kei Takase 10.34. In junior final Kenta Oshima 10.34 (+1.0) ahead of Wataru Inuzuka 10.38 who improved in semifinals to fast 10.28 (+2.0). In women 100 m national record holder Chisato Fukushima clocked 11.39 (+0.3) and faster 11.38 (0.0) in semifinals. Also to note 565 by Hiroki Ogita in pole vault over Seito Yamamoto 560 and windy 800 (+3.0) by Kota Minemura in long jump. Kai Kobayashi won the 10 000 m track walk in 39:39.35.
TALLINN (EST, Oct 1): Season best in discus for 42 years old Aleksander Tammert 60.93 m.
IBIZA (ESP): The 32nd Road Mile of Ibiza was not staged of Saturday as planned due to lack of permits from the municipality.
MUNGYEONG (KOR, Oct 4): Mariya Shatalova who finished fourth in women steeple is from Ukraine, not Russia.