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Two wins and a course record in Swansea

(Photo courtesy of @EnjoySwansea)

Undeterred by the wet conditions, one of our youngest athletes (and newest signings) produced an outstanding performance to win yesterday’s Swansea Bay 10k in a new women’s course record.

Dorcas Kimeli, who only turned 20 in July, crossed the line in a superb 32:13. This time improved the course record by six seconds, the old mark having been set by fellow Run-Fast athlete Polline Wanjiku (winner of last weekend’s Wachau Half in Austria). Our other female athlete in the Swansea race, Caroline Nyaguthi, finished 2nd in 32:42, another very encouraging performance.

It was a similar story in the men’s race with Elias Kiptoo Kemboi taking the win in 28:19 after being pushed all the way by Welsh international (and local favourite) Dewi Griffiths, who clocked 28:27. Our British athlete Pete Huck finished an impressive 3rd in 29:59.

This trio of Kenyan athletes are on their first trip to the UK and will return to South Wales this Sunday (1 October) for the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Meanwhile in the hot and humid Mombasa Marathon, Eddah Jepkosgei finished 2nd in 2:42:36, a mere six seconds behind the winner.