Atlanta run: Geay grabs silver

TANZANIA’S longdistance runner Gabriel Geay continues to shine in the major athletics events globally and this time he conquered Atlanta city in the United States of America.

Geay won silver in the 10km race of the 54th Atlanta JournalConstitution Peachtree Road Race, after finishing overall runner up.

Geay clocked 27:43 minutes, just a second behind race winner Charles Langat of Kenya, while a third was Ethiopian Nibret Melak.

The fourth position went to Kenyan Edwin Kurgat of Kenya while Ethiopian Tsegay Kidanu sealed the fifth spot.

The winner pocketed 10,000 US Dollars, Geay pocketed 5,000 US Dollars and the third finisher was awarded 3,000 US Dollars. The fourth winner took 2,000 US Dollars and the fifth bagged 1,500 US Dollars. Geay improved his best timing record (PB) from the previous race by six seconds, recording 27:49 in the 10km road race held in Boston, USA.

On the women’s side, Fotyen Tesfay of Ethiopia won the race in 30:43 minutes. She was followed by Jesca Chelangat of Kenya, who clocked 30:45 and Senbere Teferi of Ethiopia, who took third place at 30:47.

In the men’s wheelchair category, Daniel Romanchuk of the USA won after recording 19:28 minutes; his teammate Aaron Pike was second in the race with 19:58, while Joshua Cassidy of Canada grabbed third place after completing the race in 20 minutes.

In the women’s wheelchair category, Susannah Scaroni of the USA won gold after clocking 22:11. She was followed by her fellow teammates Kendall Gretsch recording 24:37 and Yen Hoang in third with 25:09.

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