Senbere Teferi, photo by PhotoRun.net
Teferi and Molla won IAAF CC opener
ATAPUERCA (ESP, Nov 12): Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi defended her title at the Cross de Atapuerca (1st leg of IAAF CC Circuit), winning the 8km in 25:21 in a sprint finish ahead of Margaret Chelimo (25:21) and Alice Aprot (25:37). Spain’s Trihas Gebre was fourth in 25:50 ahead of Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack (26:13). In the men’s race, Ethiopia’s Getaneh Molla took a surprise win in 24:45 ahead of world U20 cross country champion Jacob Kiplimo from Uganda (24:46) and Eritrea’s Aron Kifle (24:54). Reigning champion Aweke Ayalew from Bahrain was fourth in 25:02 ahead of former winner Imane Merga from Ethiopia (25:07) and world 5000m champion Muktar Edris (25:11). Ayad Lamdassen was the top Spanish finisher in 13th in 25:41, one place ahead of Carlos Mayo (25:43).