Haile Gebreselassie and Worknesh Kidane Wins Great Manchester Run

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Haile Gebrselassie has won the Great Manchester Run for the third time, but strong winds kept him from posting a fast time in the 10-kilometer race.

The 37-year-old Gebrselassie finished in 28 minutes, 2 seconds, which was 23 seconds off his winning time last year.

haile gebreselassie great manchester run
haile gebreselassie great manchester run

Gebrselassie says that “the only problem out there today was again in the wind.”

He finished 7 seconds ahead of Ayad Lamdassem, a former Moroccan who is now representing Spain. Sergiy Lebid of Ukraine was third.

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Worknesh Kidane of Ethiopia won the women’s race in 31:19 and beat Jessica Augusto of Portugal by 32 seconds. Ines Monteiro, also of Portugal, was third.

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