ATHLETICS: Merga wins at BoClassic | Malaysia Sun

ATHLETICS: Merga wins at BoClassic | Malaysia Sun.

Standard Digital Wednesday 1st January, 2014

The men’s 10km race at the famous Boclassic Sylvesterlauf in Bozen/Bolzano produced a thrilling finish with Ethiopia’s Imane Merga just holding off Kenya’s 2010 World Half Marathon Championships winner Wilson Kiprop to retain his crown on Tuesday. In an exciting head-to-head battle over the final 300m, warming up the spectators on a cold but clear afternoon, the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships gold medallist prevailed by the unofficial margin of 0.1 although both men were given the same time of 28:44. “I am proud to have won for the third time,” reflected Merga, who also won in 201…

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