Mizan Alem Adane of Ethiopia wins at the 2023 Night of the 10,000m PBs

London, England (May 20, 2023) — Mizan Alem Adane of Ethiopia and Paul Chelimo of the United States delivered exceptional performances, claiming decisive wins in the women’s and men’s races, respectively at the Night of the 10,000m PBs in London on Saturday, May 20. This event forms part of the 2023 World Athletics Continental Tour Silver series.

In the women’s race, Adane took control around the 2.5km mark, displaying unwavering dominance throughout the competition as she surpassed and lapped almost all the runners on her way to a remarkable victory. Adane’s outstanding form led her to a brilliant time of 29:59.03, securing her the title against an exceptionally strong field.

Her time established a new meeting record, surpassing the previous mark by over a minute.

Mizan Alem Adane of Ethiopia wins women's race at the Night of the 10,000m PBs
Mizan Alem Adane of Ethiopia wins women’s race at the Night of the 10,000m PBs

Weini Kelati of the USA finished a distant second, achieving a personal best time of 31:04.16. Nadia Battocletti, the 7th place finisher in the Olympic 5000m representing Italy, claimed the top European spot in third place while also recording a personal best time of 31:06.42.

The British title was secured by Jessica Warner-Judd of Great Britain, who crossed the finish line with a time of 31:09.28, earning her fourth place overall. Despite not winning the race outright, Warner-Judd expressed her satisfaction with the performance, stating she was relieved to have “completed this race and feeling very good” as she prepares for the upcoming World Athletics Championships later this summer.

Hawi Feysa of Ethiopia finished fifth with a time of 31:09.85, while Miriam Dattke (31:10.21) of Germany, Samantha Harrison (31:11.40) of Great Britain, and Ednah Kurgat (31:12.10) all produced remarkable performances and posted personal bests among the top finishers.

Paul Chelimo Dominates Night of the 10,000m PBs

Meanwhile, Paul Chelimo, the silver medalist in the 5000m at the Rio 2016 Olympics, made his debut at the Night of the 10,000m PBs, setting a new meeting record. However, the American narrowly missed the 27:10 World Championships qualifying standard.

Paul Chelimo Night of the 10,000m PBs
Paul Chelimo wins the men’s race at the 2023 Night of the 10,000m PBs

“I need to work on achieving the standard,” Chelimo commented during his post-race interview.

Chelimo outperformed his previous personal best of 27:43.89, crossing the finish line in an impressive time of 27:12.77 to claim victory in the men’s race. Vincent Mutai of Kenya secured second place, achieving a personal best of 27:31.32, while Tadesse Getahon of Israel took third place with a time of 27:33.99, also a personal best.

The Night of the 10,000m PBs once again proved to be a resounding success, with both the women’s and men’s races showcasing fast times and thrilling finishes. The event provided athletes with an excellent opportunity to achieve personal bests and prepare for the upcoming World Athletics Championships later this summer.

Night of the 10,000m PBs Top Results

Men’s Results

  1. Paul Chelimo (USA) – 27:12.73 PB!
  2. Vincent Mutai (KEN) – 27:31.31 PB!
  3. Tadesse Getahon (ISR) – 27:33.99 PB!
  4. Egide Ntakarutimana (BDI) – 27:37.09
  5. Ren Tazawa (JPN) – 27:40.40
  6. Zerei Zerei Kbrom (NOR) – 27:41.44
  7. Bereket Zeleke (ETH) – 27:41.79
  8. Mogos Teumay Abrha (ETH) – 27:42.03
  9. Tariq Ahmed Al-Amri (KSA) – 27:44.33
  10. Andrew Butchart (NBAPO) – 27:47.43
  11. Iliass Aouani (ITA) – 27:51.00
  12. Zach Panning (USA) – 27:51.20
  13. Zakaraiy Mahamed (GBR) – 27:56.70 PB!
  14. Carlos Diaz (CHI) – 27:58.97 PB!
  15. Efrem Gidey (IRL) – 28:01.55
  16. Gashau Ayale (ISR) – 28:08.39
  17. Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed (ART) – 28:11.60
  18. Filimon Abraham (DEU) – 28:12.56
  19. Therence Bizoza (BDI) – 28:13.72 PB!
  20. Yitayew Abuhay (ISR) – 28:14.31 PB!

Women’s Results

  1. Mizan Alem Adane (ETH) – 29:59.03
  2. Weini Kelati (USA) – 31:04.16 PB!
  3. Nadia Battocletti (ITA) – 31:06.42 PB!
  4. Jessica Warner-Judd (BBRNH) – 31:09.28
  5. Hawi Feysa (ETH) – 31:09.85
  6. Miriam Dattke (DEU) – 31:10.21 PB!
  7. Samantha Harrison (GBR) – 31:11.40 PB!
  8. Ednah Kurgat (USA) – 31:12.10 PB!
  9. Camilla Richardsson (FIN) – 31:12.78 PB!
  10. Amy-Eloise Markovc (WAKE) – 31:17.81 PB!
  11. Francine Niyomukunzi (BDI) – 31:27.47 PB!
  12. Abbie Donnelly (LINCW) – 32:10.16 PB!
  13. Bojana Bjeljac (HRV) – 32:28.67
  14. Alice Goodall (EUNIH) – 32:29.71 PB!
  15. Caroline Wikström (SWE) – 32:31.62
  16. Likina Amebaw Ayel (ETH) – 32:33.59
  17. Verity Ockenden (GBR) – 32:34.16
  18. Rebecca Murray (BEDC) – 32:36.32 PB!
  19. Silke Jonkman (NLD) – 32:45.56
  20. Lucy Reid (TONB) – 32:54.55 PB!

Note: “PB” indicates a personal best time.

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