KENYAN DAY: KOMON AND MASAI
FASTEST MARATHON TIMES OF THE YEAR
NASER DEBUT IN COURSE RECORD
ROAD AND CCMALIANO (ESP, Jan 17): Monica Jepkoech of Kenya won the 22nd Cross Country race of Maliano in 21:21 at 6.09 km. She was followed by Moroccans Btissam Lakhouad (21:40) and Hanane Ouhadou (21:46). Lahoussine Dhame was the male winner for Morocco at 10.09 km (30:59). Eritrean Kidane Tadese was second (31:17) and Ethiopian last week winner from Spain Hunegaw Mesfin third (31:28).
PICO (POR, Jan 17): Men of Conforlimpa (18, ahead of Maratona 20) and women of Maratona (13, second SC Braga 27) won Portugal Club road race titles at Azores. In the individual 15 km races Licinio Pimentel won (45:44) ahead of Rui Pedro Silva (45:54) and Manuel Damiao (45:57). Sara Moreira as best woman clocked 49:48 and won clearly over Dulce Felix (51:08) and Analia Rosa (52:55).