Glasgow, Scotland - The biggest 10km road race exclusively for women in Britain has become the exclusive preserve of Lornah Kiplagat. The Kenyan-born Kiplagat, running in Dutch colours since marriage to coach Pieter Langerhorst, won the Britannic Asset Management 10k in Glasgow on Sunday (15 May) for the sixth consecutive year.
Her time of 31:44 was exactly half a minute outside her course record, but this was her most testing victory yet in the Scottish city where a record 14,512 entered. In the inaugural race 13 years ago, just 800 started.
Famous opposition but training partners take minor honours
Tegla Loroupe and Joyce Chepchumba
It was just five weeks since her victory in the Rotterdam Marathon, and the field was a formidable international one, including former London Marathon winners Joyce Chepchumba and Tegla Loroupe, and the former double World Cross Counry champion and European track gold medallist at 5000 and 10,000 metres, Sonia O’Sullivan. All three of them had raced in London exactly four weeks earlier, and the additional week’s recovery for Kiplagat may just have helped tip the balance.
However, it was her own two training partners ...