Cheruiyot's time put her 5th on the all-time list as 42-year-old Jo Pavey was an impressive second (52:44) ahead of Gemma Steel (4th) and Betsy Saina (5th). For the men, Kipsiro beat out Emmanuel Kipsang by 8-seconds with Emmanuel Bett (3rd), Martin Mathathi (5th) and Japeth Korir (6th) also in the field.
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The men's field has Moses Kipsiro, Isiah Koech, Emmanuel Bett and former World XC champ Japheth Korir.
Karoki has a PR of 59:23 is actually talking about going for the world record. The women's field is lead by Kenya’s Mercy Kibarus (68:18), France's Christelle Daunay (68:34) and Purity Rionoripo (69:00).
Farah faces World bronze medalist Paul Tanui, Josphat Bett, Emmanuel Bett, Teklemariam Medhin and World XC champ Geoffrey Kamworor. Other big names in the race include Diego Estrada, Cam Levins, Hassan Mead and Zane Robertson in his track 10K debut.
At the Cross de L’Acier in France, Senbere Teferi got a comfortable win as Euro XC Champ Sophie Duarte was 4th ahead of Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton in 5th.
Also 2014 5000 world leader Muktar Edris (12:54.83), 2011 world 10,000m champ Ibrahim Jeilan, Albert Rop and Emmanuel Bett. Women's race has World XC medalist Hiwot Ayalew and Belaynesh Oljira and World 5000 silver medalist Mercy Cherono.
Also world 10,000 3rd placer Belaynesh Oljira and what we think is Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce's first race back since pregnancy. Men's side has Kenyan's Joel Kimutai and 26:51 10K man Emmanuel Bett,Commonwealth Games marathon champ Michael Shelley, Zane Robertson, GB’s Andy Vernon, Euro marathon champ Daniele Meucci and Ben Bruce.
Kenya's Great Birmingham Joel Kimutai faces 26:51 10K runner Emmanuel Bett, as well as Commonwealth Games marathon champion Michael Shelley and GB's Andy Vernon. Linet Masai vs Gemma Steel on the women's side.
26:51 man Emmanuel Bett only ran 62:33 and Linet Masai only 71:45.
She'll face France's Euro marathon champ Christelle Daunay as well as Portugal's Ana Dulce Felix. Uganda's Thomas Ayeko defends his title in the men's race against Kenyans Josphat Bett and Emmanuel Bett.
Also in the field are Chris Solinsky and Abdi Abdirahman. The women are led by Molly Huddle who faces Mary Wacera, Gemma Steel, Betsy Saina, Jordan Hasay and more.
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Genzebe Dibaba ran 4:28 to beat Morgan Uceny's 4:29 in the mile. Mike Rodgers won the 100 in 9.91 as 38-year old Kim Collins set a NR with 9.96. Lots more good sprint/field action as well with Derek Drouin (HJ), Renaud Lavillenie (PV), Fabiana Murer (PV) winning over other big names.
There are some really good races with Genzebe Dibaba in the mile against Morgan Uceny, Cory McGee and Gabe Grunewald. Bernard Lagat faces Emmanuel Bett, Donn Cabral, Garrett Heath and more in the 2-mile. A ton of good sprint/field action as well including Jenn Suhr in the PV, Brianna Rollins vs Sally Pearson in the 100H, 100 with Nesta Carter, Mike Rodgers, Kim Collins and Chijindu Ujah. Aries Merritt vs David Oliver in the 110H and Carmelita Jeter, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Allyson Felix in women's 100. *Full Startlists
They hope to take advantage of a not-100% fit Mo Farah to earn their first senior track medals.
Rupp will face a deep field, including Leonard Komon, Sam Chelanga, World bronze medalist Paul Tanui and Olympic 5th placer Bedan Karoki as Rupp attempts to become only the 4th man under 26:48.00 in the last 7 years.
Rupp will face a deep field including Leonard Komon, Sam Chelanga, World bronze medalist Paul Tanui, Olympic 5th placer Bedan Karoki, and sub-27 men Kenneth Kipkemboi, Emmanuel Bett. It was also announced that Mary Cain will race the 800 against Chanelle Price and Maggie Vessey. The men's "B" 800 has Erik Sowinski, Tyler Mulder, Charles Jock, Elijah Greer and Michael Rutt.
Road 10K/15K WR holder Leonard Komon, Emmanuel Bett and World junior XC champ Faith Kipyegon among those competing.
Ayalew has now won her last 5 races in a row. Here she blasted away from World 5000 silver medalist Mercy Cherono in the last 800m as Cherono faded to 3rd. World 10,000 bronze medalist Tanui led from the gun and held off Uganda's Timothy Toroitich by 2-seconds as Emmanuel Bett was 3rd and Olympic bronze medalist steepler Abel Mutai back in 7th.
Toroitich faces Kenya's Emmanuel Bett, 2011 World XC silver medalist Paul Tanui and 2012 Olympic steeple bronze medallist Abel Mutai. Ayalew will be up against World 5000 silver medalist Mercy Cherono and World XC junior bronze medalist Alemitu Haroye.