2014 Bupa Great Edinburgh XC Results: Garrett Heath Over Asbel Kiprop And Kenenisa Bekele; Chris Derrick Dominates

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by LetsRun.com
January 11 , 2014

(Note: The IAAF now has its recap of the meet out. We recommend you read it: USA’s Heath upsets the stars in Edinburgh.)

Below you will find the results for all five of the races held today as part of the Bupa Great Edinburgh XCountry 2014.

It was a strong day for the American men as the men’s international 4km race was won by American Garrett Heath who beat both Asbel Kiprop and Kenenisa Bekele (side note, anyone besides us think it’s weird a guy training for a marathon (Bekele) is running a 4 km?). The Europe versus team USA versus GBR 8km men’s race was won convincingly by American Chris Derrick, the 2013 US champion in cross country. In the team competition however, Europe edged America 53 to 55.

In the women’s competition, Gemma Steel edged Fionnuala Britton for the title as the GBR women dominated the team race and the USA women struggled mightily. In the junior races, Foot Locker third placer Michael Maton of Summit, NJ was the top American in third just ahead of the third placer for Nike Cross Nationals Tanner Anderson. NXN champ Kai Wilmot was third American.

LetsRun.com Quick Take: Nice job Chris and Garrett.

If you told us before the 4km race that Heath would be the winner, we wouldn’t have believed you but it’s not a real surprise that neither of the all-time greats in Kiprop/Bekele didn’t win. For starters, Bekele is training for a marathon so 4k is short for him and he was only 11th when he ran this race two years ago. That being said he is an 11-time world champion in cross country. As for Kiprop, well he’s had some legal issues in Kenya pop up in the New Year and we knew he wasn’t in top shape coming into the race as he’d recently dropped out of an xc race in Kenya when he fell off the lead pack. But he absolutely dominated this race two years ago when he ran it so this was far from a strong showing from him. Skeptics, who don’t believe his teetotaling statements denying the assault, are likely not convinced by this showing although he (and Bekele) were both close to the front.

Derrick’s win certainly wasn’t unexpected as American Bobby Mack won the 8km race last year but the domination of the race by Derrick is a great sign heading to 2014.

Garrett Heath wins

Garrett Heath wins *2013 World XC Photo Gallery

Mens 4km
Saturday 11th January 2014
RESULT
International Challenge

Pos. Bib Time Name Team Nationality
1 6 11:51 Garrett HEATH
2 5 11:52 Meresa KAHSAY
3 2 11:58 Asbel KIPROP
4 21 12:00 James MAGUT
5 1 12:02 Kenenisa BEKELE
6 4 12:05 Chris THOMPSON
7 8 12:05 Jonathon TAYLOR
8 13 12:11 Ross MILLINGTON
9 10 12:19 Jonathon DAVIES
10 11 12:20 Stephen SCULLION
11 15 12:21 Andrew HEYES
12 22 12:24 Adam CLARKE
13 23 12:31 James WILKINSON
14 12 12:35 Paulo PINHEIRO
15 18 12:36 Mark DRAPER
16 20 12:39 Calum JOHNSON
17 14 12:45 Jac HOPKINS
18 16 12:46 Yared HAGOS
19 7 12:48 Jake WIGHTMAN

 

 

Mens 8Km

Saturday 11th January 2014
RESULT
International Challenge

Pos. Bib Time Name Team Nationality
1 34 24:11 Chris DERRICK USA
2 11 24:21 Andy VERNON GBR
3 16 24:27 Bashir ABDI EUROPE
4 39 24:28 Bobby MACK USA
5 23 24:32 Michael MULHARE EUROPE
6 6 24:33 Callum HAWKINS GBR
7 20 24:45 Pieter-Jan HANNES EUROPE
8 35 24:47 Joseph GRAY USA
9 18 24:48 Alemayehu BEZABEH EUROPE
10 7 24:49 Johnny HAY GBR
11 26 24:49 David McCARTHY EUROPE
12 38 24:50 Gregory MONTGOMERY USA
13 36 24:52 Brendan GREGG USA
14 12 24:52 Steve VERNON GBR
15 8 24:54 Adam HICKEY GBR
16 5 24:54 Dewi GRIFFITHS GBR
17 32 25:00 Ryan BAK USA
18 22 25:10 Mohamed MARHUM EUROPE

Chris Derrick had time to take his cap off and twirl it as he enjoyed his domination at the end

Chris Derrick had time to take his cap off and twirl it as he enjoyed his domination at the end

19 3 25:12 Frank TICKNER GBR
20 4 25:20 Jack GOODWIN GBR
21 25 25:23 Mitko TSENOV EUROPE
22 2 25:27 Luke CALDWELL GBR
23 9 25:32 Charlie HULSON GBR
24 1 25:49 Andrew BUTCHART GBR
25 10 25:55 John MCDONNELL GBR
26 27 26:00 Youssef MEKDAFOU EUROPE
27 31 26:05 Samuel ALEXANDER USA
28 21 26:13 Oleksandr KUZMICHOV EUROPE
29 24 26:39 Koen NART EUROPE

Chris Derricks wins

Chris Derricks wins *2013 World XC Photo Gallery

Team Result
1 EUROPE 53
Bashir ABDI (3), Michael MULHARE (5), Pieter-Jan HANNES (7), Alemayehu BEZABEH (9), David McCARTHY (11) & Mohamed MARHUM (18)
2 USA 55
Chris DERRICK (1), Bobby MACK (4), Joseph GRAY (8), Gregory MONTGOMERY (12), Brendan GREGG (13) & Ryan BAK (17)
3 GBR 63
Andy VERNON (2), Callum HAWKINS (6), Johnny HAY (10), Steve VERNON (14), Adam HICKEY (15) & Dewi GRIFFITHS (16)

Womens 6km
Saturday 11th January 2014
RESULT
International Challenge

Pos. Bib Time Name Team Nationality
1 11 20:35 Gemma STEEL GBR
2 18 20:44 Fionnuala BRITTON EUROPE
3 5 20:51 Emelia GORECKA GBR
4 19 20:57 Sophie DUARTE EUROPE
5 8 20:59 Charlotte PURDUE GBR
6 36 21:02 Kellyn JOHNSON USA
7 7 21:05 Lily PARTRIDGE GBR
8 35 21:06 Stephanie DINIUS USA
9 12 21:07 Stephanie TWELL GBR
10 9 21:12 Chloe RICHARDSON GBR
11 17 21:13 Almensch BELETE EUROPE
12 21 21:13 Ekaterina SOKOLENKO EUROPE
13 6 21:14 Rosie SMITH GBR
14 16 21:14 Carla Salome ROCHA EUROPE
15 39 21:15 Amy VAN ALSTINE USA
16 31 21:16 R BAILLIE USA
17 1 21:16 Jessica ANDREWS GBR
18 10 21:17 Lorna RUSSELL GBR
19 23 21:18 Dominika NOWAKOWSKA EUROPE
20 34 21:22 Carrie DIMOFF USA
21 2 21:28 Rhona AUCKLAND GBR
22 26 21:39 Sara TREACY EUROPE
23 4 21:49 Lauren DEADMAN GBR
24 37 21:49 Rochelle KANUHO USA
25 3 21:56 Katie BROUGH GBR
26 24 22:32 Tania CARRETERO EUROPE
27 33 22:47 Corey CONNER USA
28 32 22:51 Addie BRACY USA
29 38 23:07 Katie KELLNER USA

Team Result
1 GBR 35
Gemma STEEL (1), Emelia GORECKA (3), Charlotte PURDUE (5), Lily PARTRIDGE (7), Stephanie TWELL (9) & Chloe RICHARDSON (10)
2 EUROPE 62
Fionnuala BRITTON (2), Sophie DUARTE (4), Almensch BELETE (11), Ekaterina SOKOLENKO (12), Carla Salome ROCHA (14) & Dominika NOWAKOWSKA (19)
3 USA 89
Kellyn JOHNSON (6), Stephanie DINIUS (8), Amy VAN ALSTINE (15), Renee Metivier BAILLIE (16), Carrie DIMOFF (20) & Rochelle KANUHO (24)

Junior Mens 6Km
Saturday 11th January 2014
RESULT
International Challenge

Pos. Bib Time Name Team Nationality
1 14 19:07 Alexis MIELLET EUROPE
2 11 19:14 Yemaneberhan CRIPPA EUROPE
3 25 19:16 Michael MATON USA
4 21 19:16 Tanner ANDERSON USA
5 15 19:20 M HUEBER-MOOSBRUGGER EUROPE
6 26 19:21 Kai WILMOT USA
7 22 19:23 Estevan DE LA ROSA USA
8 4 19:24 Alex GEORGE GBR
9 13 19:26 Santiago PARDO EUROPE
10 24 19:27 Noah GADE USA
11 12 19:27 Medhi BELHADJ EUROPE
12 23 19:33 John DRESSEL USA
13 6 19:38 Matthew SHIRLING GBR
14 3 19:39 Liam DEE GBR
15 5 19:40 Zak MILLER GBR
16 2 19:46 Jamaine COLEMAN GBR
17 1 19:52 Jack CRABTREE GBR
18 16 19:54 Nikolaus FRANZMAIR EUROPE

Junior Women’s 4Km
Saturday 11th January 2014
RESULT
International Challenge

Pos. Bib Time Name Team Nationality
1 2 13:59 Bobby CLAY GBR
2 1 14:03 Alex CLAY GBR
3 6 14:10 Lydia TURNER GBR
4 11 14:13 Sofia ENNAOUI EUROPE
5 5 14:18 H KNOWLES-JONES GBR
6 26 14:24 Lauren WOOD USA
7 4 14:27 Amy GRIFFITHS GBR
8 12 14:28 Johanna GEYER-CARLES EUROPE
9 3 14:28 Jessica GIBBON GBR
10 22 14:31 Megan CURHAM USA
11 25 14:32 Anna MAXWELL USA
12 23 14:33 Sarah DISANZA USA
13 16 14:35 Maria LARSEN EUROPE
14 24 14:37 Taylor MANETT USA
15 15 14:43 Cassandre BEAUGRAND EUROPE
16 13 15:08 Angelica OLMO EUROPE
17 14 15:12 Natalia SOLTAN EUROPE
18 21 15:15 Allie BUCHALSKI USA

More: *Video: Men’s 8km Finish
*Video: Men’s 4km Finish
*Video:Women’s 6km Finish
*LRC Coverage of 2013 BUPA Great Edinburgh XC Meet
*LRC Coverage of 2012 BUPA Great Edinburgh XC Meet
*2013 Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals Coverage
*2013 Nike Cross Country Nationals Coverage


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