They were both timed with 31.02, but Chepkirui was given the win after they both broke the tape. Ethiopia's Kinde Atanaw won the men's race (27:49).
She ran 30:37 to win last year and become the 6th fastest (road) 10Ker ever. Paula Radcliffe‘s WR is 30:21. Chepkirui faces World XC champ Emily Chebet. For the men, Kenya’s Daniel Chebii and Ethiopia’s Kinde Atanaw will get a rematch over 10K. Last time they raced Chebii ran 27:35 to win by a second. 27:39-runner Wilson Too is also racing.