Saturday, June 4, 2011

Kogo, Changeywo top billing for Bangalore World 10K

The elite athletes’ roster for this year’s World 10km race at Bangalore looks like a kaleidoscope. Kenyans Micah Kogo and Doris Changeywo, the fastest runners in this event this year, will compete in the 4th edition this Sunday. The TCS World 10km is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

Micah Kogo Kemboi won in Brunssum, Netherlands, with a time of 27:15 on 3 April while Doris Changeywo clocked 31:26 when taking the title in Wurzburg, Germany two weeks later. Kogo, the Beijing Olympic bronze medallist in 10,000m, briefly held the global mark when he won the Parelloop 10km in 27:01 at Brunssum two years ago. Changeywo was a silver medallist in last year’s Commonwealth Games at the Indian capital New Delhi, finishing behind country-mate Grace Momanyi in 10,000m.