Olympic marathon bronze medallist Mare Dibaba won the Great Scottish Run half-marathon, with Britains Chris Thompson winning the mens event in Glasgow.
Ethiopias Dibaba, who finished third at the Rio Games in 2016, held off Rose Chelimo to win gold in one hour nine minutes and 15 seconds.
I knew the other guys wanted a race so to beat them convincingly tells me everything I need to know, said Thompson, who had clocked 62:44 in winning last year. It was harder than last year so, as a performance, Im happy. Its possibly my best half-marathon race, especially in those conditions. The good thing is I didnt have to race to the line over the last three miles so that minimised the damage.
Kenyas world marathon champion Chelimo finished second in 1:10:07, with Americas Alia Gray third in 1:13:32.
The 2015 world marathon champion, who did not finish at the Dubai marathon and came seventh in London earlier this year, has Frankfurt in her sights and looked in imperious form in Glasgow. She broke the tape in 69:15, almost a minute ahead of reigning world marathon champion Rose Chelimo (70:07). American Alia Gray was third in 73:32.
Polands Marcin Chabowski was second (1:02:24), with Thompsons fellow Brit Luke Traynor third (1:02:56).
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Since I havent raced for a long time (she was seventh in London and DNF in Dubai earlier this year), I am very happy to come first in this race, said Dibaba, who had made the early running alongside Chelimo before pulling away and spending much of the race accompanied by Para marathon World Cup gold medallist Derek Rae.
THOUSANDS of Scots hit the Glasgow streets this morning as The Great Scottish Run kicked off in the city centre.
Punters ran, walked, wheeled and donned fancy dress for the races – all in the name of charity.
It was the young Scot who had led the way just ahead of Thompson and Chabowski in the early stages but the more experienced athlete bided his time before moving to the head of affairs and began to really stretch his lead around the five-mile mark.
George Square was packed with participants – despite M8 road closures causing travel chaos for Scots heading to the event.
Yesterday saw participants of all sizes and ages take to the Toddler Dash, Junior Run and Family Mile on The Great Scottish Run’s Super Saturday.
The wheelchair athletes had got the days events underway and it was Patrick Monahan who led the field home, the Irish Paralympian clocking 24:31 to won comfortably from Sam Kolek (27:58) and Kyle Brotherton (28:07).
Participants were taking on the 10k and Half Marathon today – which has seen road closures put in place across the city.
Some familiar faces were spotted in the crowd, including Shrek, Captain America, Spiderman and a green Power Ranger.
Glasgow Green will host punters this afternoon to celebrate the end of the race as Scots are encouraged to head along to the event.
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