G. Cherono 30:56 CR
OTTAWA (CAN, May 23): World half marathon champion Gladys Cherono of Kenya won the Ottawa 10km (IAAF Gold label) in a course record and personal best of 30:56. Her time was comfortable below Mary Keitany’s former mark of 31:21. Cherono also didn’t get caught by the elite men, who started after the women. Peres Chepchirchir (31:18) finished as the runner-up, with Lanni Marchant (31:49) taking the Canadian title in third place overall. Canadian 10,000m record holder Natasha Wodak ran 31:59 for fourth. It was closer at the front of the men’s race. Nicholas Bor ran 27:55 to beat fellow Kenyan Simon Cheprot by two seconds. David Kogei (28:15) and Amos Mitei (28:31) made it a Kenyan 1-2-3-4. Switzerland’s Tadesse Abraham ran 28:35 for fifth, the third fastest time by a European this year. The top Canadian was Eric Gillis in 7th (28:58).