Highgate Night of 10,000m PBs: Lonah Chemtai, 31:33.03 WL, Richard Ringer, 27:36.52 EL

2Y9A9152.jpegLonah Chemtai wins European Cup 10,000m, photo by David Wearn
2Y9A9805.jpegRichard Ringer, photo by David Wearn
Chemtai 31.33.03 WL, Ringer 27:36.52 EL
LONDON (GBR, May 19): Lonah Chemtai won the women's race at the European 10,000m Cup (part of Night of the 10 000 PB´s) in a world-leading time and Israeli record of 31:33.03 from Romania's Ancuta Bobocel, who smashed her PB with 31:43.12. Brit Charlotte Arter was third, also in a 32:15.71 PB. In a high quality men's race with seven runners breaking the 28-minute mark, Germany's Richard Ringer outsprinted France's Morhad Amdouni, 27:36.52 European lead (also PB) to 27:36.80 debut. Italy's Yemaneberhan Crippa was third in an Italian U23 record of 27:44.21 while Spain's European indoor 3000m champion Adel Mechaal debuted with 27:50.56 in fourth. 20-year-old Alex Yee was the first British finisher on his debut in fifth in 27:51.94, ahead of Andy Vernon (27:52.32) and Chris Thompson (27:52.56). There were also wins in the B races for Italy's Lorenzo Dini (28:30.01) and Romania's Roxana Barca (32:30.97). Men from Spain and women of Great Britain were the team winners.

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