Farah has said he's only going for the win, but the race is offering $100,000 for a world record and Zersenay Tadese set the current WR of 58:23 on this course in 2010. Kenya's Stephen Kibet (58:54 PR) and Ethiopia's Guye Adola (59:06 PR, bronze at '14 World Half Champs) could be tempted to push the pace with that sort of prize money.
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Kiplagat held off world half champ Gladys Cherono by 1-second. The men's race was stacked as well with the top-9 all breaing the one hour mark. Ethiopia’s Guye Adola ran 59:06 to beat world half champ Geoffrey Kipsang (Kamworor). 11-seconds separated the top-5 spots.
Kangogo, the African XC silver medallist, ran 28:15 to hold off Olympic 5K bronze medallist Thomas Longosiwa by three seconds. Ethiopia’s world half-marathon silver medallist Guye Adola was 3rd (28:21) and 2008 Olympic 5K bronze medallist Edwin Soi was 4th (28:42).