Demadonna’s Mary Keitany, Kenya, becomes the women’s third time winner at the Great North Run on Sunday, 10

 

keitany ngrThe race started with Keitany dictating the pace from the front, dropping first Kipkirui as the leading pack passed the first five kilometers in 16’01”. By the halfway mark Keitany dropped also the Olympic 5000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot . From there on, Keitany produced a masterclass in front-running to win in 1h05’59”, finishing almost two minutes ahead of defending champion Cheruiyot second in 1h07’44” with Caroline Kipkirui, also represented by Demadonna Athletic Promotions, hanging on to third place finish in a personal best of 1h09’52”.

“It was great for me to come again, and win for the third time,” said Keitany, who now joins Liz McColgan and Lisa Martin as the only women to win three times at the Great North Run. “Today it was not easy but I tried my best. At times it was too windy, it affected my sight, and since I was alone I thought I’d be distracted by the wind”. She concluded.

In the men's race our Jake Robertson took the runner-up position reaching the finish line in a time of 1h00’12’’ just six seconds behind Mo Farah, the four-time Olympic gold medalist.

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