Stephen Sambu from Kenya and Mamitu Daska from Ethiopia both retained their B.A.A. 10K titles in world-leading times of 27:25 and 31:04 respectively -
Reigning champion Stephen Sambu from Kenya successfully defended his title at the 2014 B.A.A 10K and he did so in a world-leading mark of 27:25 on Sunday (22).
A performance of this calibre didn’t seem on the cards as he passed the halfway point in 13:57 along with compatriots Geoffrey Mutai and Daniel Salel, but Sambu and Mutai accelerated markedly over the faster and flatter second half of the course.
The first record of the day was set as Sambu and Mutai passed through the 8km mark in a US all-comers’ record of 22:02 to break the mark by one second before Sambu forged a winning gap in the final two kilometres.