Luka Kimutai Lagat and Nikolina Sustic win Verona Marathon – weekly round-up

A look at some of the latest results from the world of athletics

Separate reports for events including the World Mountain Running Championships and the NN Zevenheuvelenloop, where Letesenbet Gidey broke the world 15km record, can be found below, followed by a list of other recent results from the world of athletics.

World Mountain Running Championships
NN Zevenheuvelenloop (Seven Hills Run)
British and Irish Masters Cross Country International

Verona Marathon, ZeroWind Cangrande Half Marathon and Bridgestone Last 10k, Italy, November 17

Making his marathon debut in damp and blustery conditions, Kenya’s Luka Kimutai Lagat won in 2:18:55, while Croatia’s world 100km champion Nikolina Šustić retained her title in 2:41:11 for her third win at the event overall.

The men’s runner up was Kenya’s Jonathan Kipkosgei Cheruiyot in 2:24:20 ahead of Italy’s Marco Ferrari in 2:27:42, while Sweden’s Anna Jonsson finished second in the women’s race in 2:49:12 ahead of Tunde Szabo of Hungary in 2:52:30.

Kenya’s Moses Kemei won the half-marathon in 63:14 ahead of his compatriot Solomon Koech with 64:31 and Jonas Leandersson of Sweden who ran 65:40. Switzerland’s Andrea Meier clocked 78:56 to win the women’s title ahead of Slovenia’s Laura Guzelj Blatnik in 80:08 and Italy’s Marta Fabris in 84:26.

The winners of the 10km were Italy’s Giovanni Gualdi in 31:29 and Linda Benigni in 37:34.

Semi-marathon Boulogne-Billancourt, France, November 17

Nancy Jelagat broke the women’s course record with her winning time of 68:24, while her fellow Kenyan Felix Kipkoech won the men’s race in 60:12.

Finishing fifth was Wales’ Jake Smith, who placed eighth in the European U23 Championships 10,000m over the summer, as he ran a big PB of 62:02 to break the British under-23 record.

Shanghai International Marathon, China, November 17

Kenya’s course record-holder Paul Lonyangata won the men’s race in 2:08:11 ahead of Bahrain’s Hassan El Abbassi (2:08:58) and Ethiopia’s Limenih Getachew (2:09:14).

Ehtiopia’s Yebrgual Melese retained her women’s title in 2:23:19 ahead of her compatriots Waganesh Mekasha (2:25:37) and Obse Abdeta (2:27:47), who was making her marathon debut at the age of 19.

Cross Internacional de Soria, Spain, November 17

Uganda’s Maxwell Rotich won the men’s 10km and Portugal’s Mariana Machado the women’s 8km in respective times of 29:16 and 27:49.

Machado won after a sprint finish against Bahrain’s 2017 world marathon champion Rose Chelimo, who ran the same time as the winner.

Gosport Half Marathon, November 17

Louise Damen won the women’s race in 76:52 and Daniel Eckersley won the men’s race in 69:41.

Brampton To Carlisle 10 Miles, November 17

In a close men’s race, Charlie Hulson claimed the win ahead of Philip Sesemann, 47:24 to 47:45.

Alison Lavender won the women’s race in 56:00 ahead of Annabel Simpson in 58:09.

Derby 10 Mile, November 17

Local athlete Ben Connor won another close men’s race ahead of Doug Musson, 49:42 to 49:45.

The women’s race winner was Natalie Bunce in 62:46.

Preston 10 Mile Road Race, November 17

Andrew Davies won the men’s race in 49:10 and Elinor Kirk the women’s in 55:51.

Brighton 10K, November 17

Brighton Phoenix athletes claimed victory, with Finn McNally winning in 30:23 and Beth Kidger winning in 34:20.

» See the November 21 issue of AW magazine for more from this week’s athletics and running events

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