Gete Alemayehu of Ethiopia smashed the 10k course record at the Corrida Pédestre Internationale de Houilles today. The men’s race was won by Julien Wanders of Switzerland, who also set a new European record for the race.
Alemayehu proved to be the strongest at the end as she just got the edge of compatriot Helen Tola. The 20-year-old won in 31:12 to take 55 seconds off her previous PB.
Tola, who clocked a marathon best of 2:22:48 in Berlin in September, finished just one second behind, three seconds better than her previous PB.
Susan Jeptoo rounded the podium in 32:34. Clémence Calvin, who reduced the French record to 31:20 earlier this year, finished ninth in a more modest 34:00.
1 Gete Alemayehu (Ethiopia) 31:12
2 Helen Tola (Ethiopia) 31:13
3 Susan Jeptoo (Kenya) 32:34
4 Karolina Nadolska (Poland 32:44
5 Ophélie Claude-Boxberger (France) 32:50
1 Julien Wanders (Switzerland) 27:25
2 Berehanu Tsegu (Ethiopia) 27:36
3 Albert Chemutai (Uganda) 27:52
4 Filmon Ande (Eritrea) 27:57
5 Haftu Teklu (Ethiopia) 28:09