Geay reveals how he won 10km race in Boston  

TANZANIAN marathoner, Gabriel Geay unveiled dedication and consistency from the start of the race as his only winning secret in the 10km road race held in Boston, USA.

Geay clocked 27.49 minutes to take home the gold medal and a trophy, beating Kenyan runners; Edwin Kurgat (28:01) and Alex Masai (28:09) to claim the title.

Besides snatching the medal, Geay received 10,000US dollars (24 million).

“I tried to push at the beginning, and from 6km or 5km, I tried again to push it.

“Three guys were at my back but dropped off in a few meters. I intended to win,” he said.

Geay also remarked he met his goal, as he wanted to complete the race at the 27th minute, and he did it.

“The time was fast. I hoped to run 27; I’m happy because of the weather.”

Geay bridged the gap with other runners in the last eight kilometres, improving until he took control of the race to win.

Geay won second silver at the Boston Marathon early this year in April.

Geay applauded his coach, who taught him well: “I got my tactics from my coach. Use your brain; you don’t always have to lead.”

On the women’s side, Obiri’s finished time for the out-and-back course was 31:21, ahead of Stacy Ndiwa of Kenya at second in 31:25, followed by Sheila Chepkirui (31:27), Emily Sisson (31:35), and Kenyan Mary Ngugi (31:45).

 

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