Results from the world far and wide, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

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Hillary Yego, Athens Classic Marathon, 
photo by Nick Gomolis

Here are the results from last weekend, from marathons to cross country to road racing....

EME NEWS (NOV 10, 2013)

ATHENS (GRE, Nov 10): Kenyan Hillary Yego produced a major surprise

by taking the Athens Classic Marathon on his debut at the distance. In warm 
weather with temperatures soaring to well over 20 Celsius during the 
race he ran 2:13:59 on the tough original course, leading from the town 
of Marathon to the Panathinaikon Stadium in Athens. Fellow Kenyans 
Dickson Cheruiyot (2:14:40) and David Rutoh (2:14:47) took second and 
third. Defending champion Raymond Bett (Kenya) dropped out after the 
half way mark. Joan Rotich completed a Kenyan double, leading from the 
start and crossing the line in the old Olympic Stadium in 2:41:38. 
Ukrainian Svitlana Stanko (2:42:03) and Greek runner Magda Gazea 
(2:46:07) finished in second and third positions. A record number of 
11,000 runners took part in the 31st Athens Classic Marathon. Adding 
other events at shorter distances a total of more than 30,000 athletes 
were registered. Informs Globe Runner.

SORIA (ESP, Nov 10): Ugandan outsider Dickson Huru won the opening race 
of the IAAF Cross Country permit season 2013-14 at Cross Internacional 
de Soria with 30:07 at the 10 km. He was followed by group of Spanish 
runners who are in the qualifying process towards the European CC 
Championships in Belgrade. Second Alemayehu Bezabeh 30:08, third Mohamed 
Marhoum 30:31, fourth Antonio Jimenez 30:39 and fifth Abdelaziz 
Merzoughui 30:44. Pre-race favorite Kidane Tadese from Eritrea was 10th 
in 31:20. In women 8 km win for Ethiopian Marta Tigabea 28:06 ahead of 
home runners Estela Navacues 28:10 and Alba Garcia 28:11. Fourth Britton 
with interesting name Juliet Potter 28:12.

BEIRUT (LEB, Nov 10): William Kipsang registered his first marathon win 
since his famous victory at the 2008 Rotterdam marathon when he won the 
11th edition of the International Beirut Marathon in 2:13:34. Informs 
the IAAF. He was followed by another Kenyan Benjamin Serem 2:13:45, 
third Ethiopian Gemechu Lemma in 2:14:17 ahead of another Kenyan Sammy 
Malakwen 2:14:47. In the warm weather Ethiopian runners took the first 
two places in the women's race with Rehime Kedir first in 2:33:29, the 
seventh successive Ethiopian women's winner, and her compatriot Shuko 
Genemo Wote second in 2:36:47. Over 36 000 runners participated in the 
various races.

CANNES (FRA, Nov 10): Kenyan Salina Jebet won the Alpes Maritimes 
Marathon from Nice to Cannes in 2:41:34. Second Genet Teka of Ethiopia 
2:42:32 and third former solid track runner Kenyan Gladys Kwambai who 
debuted in 2:44:12. Ethiopians dominated in men race, got the full 
podium. Winning Abdisa Sori 2:13:38 ahead of Edeo Telo 2:13:58 and Wosen 
Zeleke 2:14:13.

REYKJAVIK (ISL, Nov 9): At Nordic Cross Country Championships three gold 
medals for Norway, two for Denmark and Sweden and remaining one for 
Finland. Norwegian wins in junior races. Heidi Martensson in junior 
girls race with 15:07 at 4.5 km three seconds ahead of Finnish hopeful 
Oona Kettunen 15:10. European Rising Star 2013 home runner Anita 
Hinriksdottir was fourth in 15:37. Team title here for Finland ahead of 
Norway. Also junior boys individual gold for Norway as Erik Udo Pedersen 
clocked 18:16 at 6 km just one second over Anders Lund Hansen from 
Denmark 18:17. Denmark won the team title over Sweden. Then Swedish 
success in senior women race as Charlotta Fougberg won in 25:41 at 7.5 
km and also the team title for Tre Kronor. Second Norway´s Inger Nielsen 
25:43 and third Simone Glad from Denmark 25:51. Abdi Hakin Ulad who 
represents Denmark won the men senior race at 9 km in 26:38 clearly over 
Orjan Gronnevig from Norway 26:41 and Denmark´s Michael Nielsen 26:54. 
Here team title for Norway.


VOLPIANO (ITA, Nov 11): Italian Belgrade selection race at the Cross 

della Volpe. In women 7 km Elena Romagnolo won in 25:42 ahead of Elisa 
Desco 25:49. In men´s 9 km Simone Gariboldi triumphed in 28:45 over 
Giammarco Buttazzo 28:48 and Michele Fontana 28:52.

RIVA DEL GARDA (ITA, Nov 10): Rwandan Eric Sebahire won the Garda 
Trentino Half Marathon in 1:04:10 in close race over Kenyan Matthew 
Rugut 1:04:10.

CONTROGUERRA (ITA, Nov 10): Kenyan wins at the 17th Corsa di San Martino 
15 km. Julius Rono clocked 44:41 clearly over Boniface Bii 46:44. Eunice 
Chebet as best woman 52.22 ahead of Jane Jelagat 54:05 and Marcella 
Mancini 55:45.

HERNE (GER, Nov 10): Top marathon runner Eleni Gebrehiwot won here the 
11th St. Martini 10 km road race in 33:27.

BIEL (SUI, Nov 10): Bernard Matheka 24:12 at 8 km and Jane Muia 22:07 at 
6.4 km were the Kenyan winners at the Biel Cross Country.

INGOLSTADT (GER, Nov 9): European Indoor 3000 m silver medalist Corinna 
Harrer won two races at the Cross Meet-In taking the 3.1 km 10:52 and 
7.1 km in 26:01. Male winner Philipp Pfleger clocked 9:36 and 23:11 at 
the same distances. In the 600 m Fabienne Kohlmann got 1:37 win and 
Johannes Trefz 1:25.

PFORZHEIM (GER, Nov 9): German Cross Cup started here with first from 
three legs. Winners here showed top shape in terms for selection for 
European CC Championships. For example junior girls winner at 4.2 km 
Alina Reh (15:19) or men U23 winner at 8.4 km Tom Groschel 26:27. He was 
overall second best as Kenyan Evans Korir topped the field 26:15. 
Johannes Motschmann was the best junior at 6 km in 19:02. Top female at 
6 km Kenyan Nancy Chepkemui 21:10 ahead of Ursula Gatzweiler 21:14.

NOVE ZAMKY (SVK, Nov 9): Juraj Vitko won the Slovak CC title at 9 km in 
30:11 and qualified for European CC Championships in December in 
Belgrade. Second Jozef Urban 30:12 and third Imrich Magyar 30:37 ahead 
of triathlon Olympian Richard Varga 30:43. Marathon Olympian Katarina 
Beresova won the women 4 km in 14:03, it was for her 5th title. In the 
shorter 4 km the track specialist Jozef Pelikan won in 13:04, second 
Peter Durec 13:10 and third 800 m World University Games medalist Jozef 
Repcik 13:14.

FORT DODGE (USA, Nov 9): African runners won the individual races at the 
JUCO CC Championships competing at the Lakeside Golf Course here. Harry 
Mulenga of Zambia in 24:40 at the 8 km and Kenyan Hannah Maina in 18:13 
at the 5 km. Their schools topped the teams, men of Central Arizona 
College and women of Iowa Central.

SANTA BARBARA (USA, Nov 9): Finland´s Elisa Karhu won the women division 
at the Santa Barbara Marathon in life-time best 2:42:45. She was overall 
third, top male runner did not break 2:30.

DUBAI (UAE, Nov 8): Hungarian Zsofia Erdelyi won the Dubai Women 10 km 
Run in 33:16 ahead of the Ethiopian Yeshi Kalayu Chekole 33:44 and 
Kenyan Gladys Jemaiyo 33:54. Fourth Russian Natalya Popkova 34:08. In 
the accompanying 5 km Yelena Korobkina of Russia won in 15:12 over 
Ethiopians Hiwot Gebrekidan 16:20 and Mihret Tefera 16:31. In the 10 km 
613 finishers and in the 5 km 1483 women crossed the finish line.

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