By David Monti
(c) 2009 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved
May 1, 2009
Course record holder Silas Kipruto of Kenya defended his title at
today's 10 km du Conseil Général in Marseille, France. Clocking 27:43,
Kipruto was well off of his 27:28 course record from last year, but won
comfortably over second place Joseph Kitur (28:11). Another Kenyan,
Abraham Chebii, was third in 28:17.
Kipruto also won the Corrida de l'Est Républicain in Heillecourt on
April 26. This was his second sub-28:00 10 km road race this year.
Sylvia Kibet of Kenya won the women's race in a close contest over
compatriot Grace Momanyi. Kibet crossed the line in 31:40 to Momanyi's
31:43. Peninah Arusei, also of Kenya, was third in 31:45.