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Bupa Great Manchester Run (10km) Elite Start Lists - Geb And Vivian Cheruiyot Headline

Pete Riley
May 10, 2009

Key names:

1 – Dan Robinson (Commonwealth Games marathon Bronze  in 2006 and Britains top Marathoner)
2 – Samson Ramadhani (The Tanzanian marathon runner took Gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. His pb of 2:08.01 came when finishing 5th at the 2003 London Marathon)

3 – Fabiano Joseph (Former World Half Marathon Champion, Commonwealth Games 10,000m Bronze 2006, 59.56 Half M)
4 – Chema Martinez (European 10,000m champion 2002 and runner up in 2006. 16th Beijing Olympic Marathon. He has ran 27:30.56 for 10,000m and 2:08:09 for the marathon.
 and will be attempting to break the Spanish 10k record 27.56)
5 – Sergey Lebid (Europe’s Ukranian Lebid has won the European Cross Country championships on eight occasions, winning in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008. He finished 7th in the 5,000m at the 2000 Olympic Games, won a bronze medal in the 5,000m final at the 2002 European Athletics Championships in Munich and came 5th in the 10,000m at the 2006 European Athletics Championships)
6 – Haile Gebrselassie (The Ethiopian has broken 26 world records and won numerous Olympic and World Championship titles, and is widely considered one of the greatest distance runners in history. in September 2008, at the age of 35, he won the Berlin Marathon with a world record time of 2:03.59, breaking his own world record by 27 seconds. This is the first sub-2:04 time recorded for this event!
1 – Lidia Simon (Won bronze medals at the World Champs in 1997 &1999, before finally winning in 2001. She won the Osaka Marathon in 1998, 1999 and 2000 and a bronze medal over 10000 metres at the 1998 European Championships and Silver in the 2000 Summer Olympic. She finished 8th in the the 2008 Olympic marathon.
2 – Aniko Kalovics (Hungarian record holder in 5km, 10km and the Marathon, Euro XC Bronze medallist 2003)
3 – Jelena Prokopcuka (TheLatvian long-distance runner is best known for winning the New York City Marathon in 2005 and 2006. She was 2nd in the Boston Marathon in 2006 & 2007 and 7th at the 2004 Olympics Games 5000m in Athens)
4 – Mestewat Tufa (Ethiopian Tufa was the winner of the women's 10,000m at the 2007 All-Africa Games and the runner up in the senior women's race at the 2008 World Cross Country Championships)
5 – Vivian Cheryiot (The Kenyan athlete holds the 5000m national record of 14:22.51. She won the silver medal at the 5000m final of the 2007 World Championships in Osaka in 14:
58.50.In early 2009 she broke the Kenyan 3000 metres indoor record (8:30.53)  and won the World's Best 10K race in Puerto Rico)






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