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Moses Masai and Vivian Cheruiyot Win World's Best 10k Titles as Masai Picks Up $35,000 for His Efforts

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February 28, 2010

Moses Masai crushed 2009 road sensation Sammy Kitwara to win the World's Best 10k in a course record 27:19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday. Kitwara who set the former course records (27:26) last year, finished in 2nd in 27:42.

Masai's run netted him $35,000 ($20,000 for the win, $10,000 for being sub 28 and $5000 for the course record).

Masai, the bronze medallist at 10k on the track last year, appears to be in fine form, but is not running World Cross Country this year.

On the women's side the race had a stellar matchup between world 5k champ Vivian Cheruiyot and World Half Marathon champ Mary Keitany. Cheruiyot pulled away to a 2 second victory in 31:07. Both women just missed the $10,000 bonus for a sub 31:00 clocking.

The only recap of the race we can find is translated from Spanish here.

Dathan Ritzenhein entered this race but did not run.  Americans Jen Rhines (10th), Meghan Armstrong (14th) and Kassi Andersen (15th) did run on the women's side.

Men's Results

        Age 3k split   8k split Pace Time Prize Money
1 NDIEMA MASAI, MOSES TEDDINGTON TIIOHE -- 23 8:09 21:59 4:24 27:19 $35,000*
2 KIROP KITWARA, SAMMY KENYA -- 23 8:08 22:07 4:28 27:42 $22,000*
3 KIPRONO MUTAI, GEOFFREY KENYA -- 25 22:01 4:28 27:44 $18,000*
4 KIPSANG KIPROTICH, WILSON KENYA -- 27 8:08 22:11 4:28 27:45 $16,000*
5 KAMAIS, PETER KENYA -- 33 8:08 22:13 4:30 27:54 $14,000*
6 KIPSIRO, MOSES TEDDINGTON TWIIOHE -- 23 8:09 22:08 4:30 27:55 $13,000*
7 KIRUI, PETER KENYA -- 22 8:08 22:19 4:33 28:12 $2,500
8 KIPROTICH MUGE, EDWARD KENYA -- 26 8:10 22:47 4:38 28:45 $2,000
9 KIPKOSEGEI MURGOR, WILFRED NGONG -- 22 8:08 22:51 4:40 29:00 $1,500
10 KIPLAGAT, SILAS KENYA -- 25 8:12 23:26 4:43 29:13 $1000
11 HARROUFI, RIDOUANE MOROCCO -- 28 8:18 23:26 4:43 29:13  
12 COLLAZO, LUIS PUERTO RICO PR 25 8:44 23:44 4:46 29:38  
13 SOTO, LUIS SALINAS PR 31 8:47 24:39 4:59 30:54  
14 WENDIMU, MULUGUETA ETHIOPIA -- 25 8:17 24:27 5:00 30:59  

Women's Results:

        Age   3k split   8k split Time Pace   Prize Money  
1 CHERUIYOT, VIVIAN KENYA -- 26 F 9:08 25:02 31:07 5:01 31:07 $20,000  
2 JEPKOSGEI KEITANY, MARY NAIROBI -- 28 F 9:08 25:01 31:08 5:01 31:09 $12,000  
3 TUNE, DIRE WEST CHESTER PA 24 F 9:08 25:18 31:40 5:06 31:40 $8,000  
4 ABEYLEGESSE, ELVAN ISTANBUL -- 27 F 9:09 25:41 31:58 5:09 31:58 $6,000  
5 JEPKOSGEI KIPTOO, JANE KENYA -- 27 F 9:09 25:38 32:06 5:10 32:06  $4000  
6 CHEPTANUI KILEL, CAROLINE KENYA -- 28 F 9:08 25:38 32:20 5:13 32:20 $3000  
7 FIKADU, BELAYNESH ETHIOPIA -- 22 F 9:11 26:23 32:50 5:18 32:50 $2500  
8 ZEMEDKUN, BELAYNESH WEST CHESTER PA 22 F 9:30 26:45 33:15 5:22 33:16 $2000  
9 WUDE AYALEW, YMER ETHIOPIA -- 22 F 9:13 26:31 33:17 5:22 33:18 $1500  
10 RHINES, JENNIFER MAMMOTH LAKES US 35 F 9:43 26:44 33:26 5:23 33:26  $1000  
11 TUFA, MESTAWET ETHIOPIA -- 23 F 9:13 26:24 33:38 5:25 33:38  
12 MONTILLA HERNANDEZ, MARIA BAYAMON -- 31 F 10:04 27:43 34:37 5:35 34:38  
13 ALLEN, LINDSAY FLAGSTAFF AZ 23 F 10:07 27:58 34:42 5:36 34:43  
14 ARMSTRONG, MEGHAN RICHFIELD MN 24 F 10:07 28:09 35:09 5:40 35:09  
15 ANDERSEN, KASSI PROVO -- 26 F 10:22 28:30 35:32 5:44 35:32  
16 MENDEZ, LILIANI PUERTO RICO PR 25 F 10:22 28:50 36:01 5:48 36:01  

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