Paul Tanui and Faith Kipyegon added their names to the prestigious roll of honours on Sunday (26) at the 82nd edition of the Cinque Mulini, the eighth IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting of the 2013-2014 season.
Both Kenyans wore bib number six which the organisers traditionally give to the favourites and they lived up to their reputation with impressive wins ahead of world-class fields on a sunny but windy day in San Vittore Olona.
Tanui defeats defending champion Edris
Tanui, the world 10,000m bronze medallist, was joined by last year’s Cinque Mulini winner Muktar Edris, the world junior 5000m champion, in a seven-man leading group. Along with two-time European cross-country champion Alemayehu Bezabeh, world mountain running silver medallist Geoffrey Kusuro, Kenyan duo Thomas Lokomwa and Alex Kibet and 17-year-old Ethiopian Yuhuniligh Adane, they completed the first lap in 7:26.