Kimeli, Chepatai break course record to win TCS World 10K

Bengaluru, May 15 (PTI) Kenya’s Nicolas Kipkorir Kimeli and Irene Chepatai broke course records to win the men’s and women’s titles respectively at the TCS World 10K (10k) in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Kimeli, who finished fourth in the 5000m event of the Tokyo Olympics, clocked 27:38 seconds in the men’s section, while Chepatai finished first in the women’s section of the World Athletics Elite Label Race in 30:35 seconds.

Kimeli broke the course record set by compatriot Geoffrey Kamworor in 2014 by six seconds.

Tadese Vorku finished second with a timing of 27:43, while Kibivot Kandi finished third in 27:57.

In the women’s race, Chepatai surpassed Agnes Tirope’s course record of 31:19 seconds in 2018.

Chepatai finished first, Obiri was second in 30:44s and Telly finished third in 31:47s.

Kimeli and Chepatai will receive a prize money of $26-26,000 for winning the race, as well as a bonus of $8,000 for breaking the course record.

Parul Chaudhary in the women’s section and Abhishek Pal in the men’s section were the champions from India.

Parul Choudhary clocked her personal best, finishing first among Indians in 34:38 ​​seconds. Defending champion Sanjeevani (34:44) and Komal Jagdale (35:28) finished third.

Among men, Abhishek took the top spot with a timing of 30:5 seconds, while Karthik Kumar and Gulvir Singh took the next two positions with a timing of 30:06 seconds.