Results from the NN Zevenheuvelenloop, NCAA Cross Country Championships, Preston 10, Shanghai Marathon and more

A separate report on British and Irish Masters Cross Country International action in Swansea can be found here, while other highlights from the past week are below.

NN Zevenheuvelenloop, Nijmegen, Netherlands, November 18

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei clocked 41:05 to break the world 15km best, taking eight seconds off the previous mark set by Leonard Komon in 2010.

The world 10,000m silver medallist and double Commonwealth champion ran 14:07 for the first 5km but picked up the pace to go through the 10km mark in 27:49 after a second 5km split of 13:42.

The 22-year-old went faster still to cover the third 5km split in 13:16 and the final three kilometres in 7:46, meaning his last 10km was 26:58.

“After 10km I was above the schedule of the world record so I decided to accelerate at 12km,” said Cheptegei, who saw his pacers drop off early so ran the second part of the race alone.

“The last kilometre was hard but I really enjoyed. I am very proud of my achievement and want to thank the organisation and my team.”

Eritrea’s Abrar Osman was second in 42:34 and Ethiopia’s world 5000m champion Muktar Edris third in 42:55. Germany’s Richard Ringer was the top European athlete, finishing fourth in a 43:39 national record.

Cheptegei’s compatriot Stella Chesang, who also won 10,000m gold at the Commonwealth Games, won the women’s race in a national record of 47:19.

Kenya’s Evaline Chirchir was second in 47:35 and Susan Krumins of Netherlands was third in 47:41.

NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships

In a snowy Wisconsin, Morgan McDonald won the men’s title on his home course while Dani Jones won the women’s title.

Australian McDonald claimed victory ahead of Stanford’s Grant Fisher and Iowa State’s Edwin Kurgat as they all clocked 29:09 for the 10km race.

University of Colorado’s Jones won the 6km race in 19:43 from New Mexico’s Weini Kelati in 19:46. Oregon’s Jessica Hull was third in 19:51.

Northern Arizona won the men’s team title and Colorado the women’s.

Colorado’s Ryan Forsyth was the top British athlete in the men’s race as he clocked 29:21 in 11th, while Stuart McCallum finished 48th and claimed a a team bronze as part of the Portland University squad.

Hannah Nuttall finished 71st and was part of the silver medal-winning New Mexico team.

Shanghai International Marathon, November 18

Ethiopia’s Yebrgual Melese ran 2:20:37 to break the course record of 2:21:52 set three years ago by Tigist Tufa.

There was an Ethiopian double as Abdiwak Tura won the men’s race in 2:09:20.

In the first marathon he has completed since London in 2016, Kenya’s former world record-holder Dennis Kimetto was 10th in 2:14:55.

Great Ethiopian Run, Addis Ababa, November 18

Olympic 5000m bronze medallist Hagos Gebrhiwet and Fotyen Tesfay claimed victory in the 10km event in respective times of 28:55 and 33:44.

Preston 10, November 18

Blackburn’s Tim Raynes won the men’s race in 52:10 from Wesham Runners’ Rob Danson (52:37) and Sale Harriers’ Adam Sciacca (52:43).

Lytham St. Annes’ Liz Abbott ran 59:30 to win the women’s race from Sale Harriers’ Katherine Wood (60:25) and Halifax Harriers’ Sarah Cumber (63:48).

Of the 508 finishers, 31 male athletes broke 60 minutes, with seven under 55 minutes, while 15 female runners went sub-70 minutes.

Brampton to Carlisle 10 Mile Road Race, November 18

Olympian Alyson Dixon won the women’s race in 55:01 for 13th overall, ahead of Fife AC’s Annabel Simpson in 57:03 and Jarrow & Hebburn’s Georgia Campbell in 59:57.

Salford Harriers’ Tom Cornthwaite won the men’s race in 50:13 from his club-mate Marc Brown with 50:17. The host club’s James Douglas was third in 50:53.

Brighton 10k, November 18

Running for Hastings AC, Adam Clarke claimed victory in 30:24, while the women’s race was won by Brighton Phoenix’s Beth Kidger in 34:35.

parkrun, November 17

Wales’ Dewi Griffiths ran 14:12 at the Llanelli Coast parkrun to take more than a minute off the course record and move to third on the British all-time parkrun rankings behind Andy Baddeley’s 13:48 and Alex Yee’s 14:05.

» Further coverage and results in the November 22 edition of AW

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