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Chesang returns to the track in India

By James Lwanga

Added 26th May 2018 10:08 PM

Chesang has a personal best of 31:54 in 10km placing her sixth-best on the entry list for the TCS World 10K Bengaluru

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Chesang has a personal best of 31:54 in 10km placing her sixth-best on the entry list for the TCS World 10K Bengaluru

TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2018

Stella Chesang returns to track competition for the first time this Sunday since winning 10,000m gold at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast last month.

The Commonwealth champion is among an elite group of runners that has been assembled to challenge Ethiopia’s IAAF World Half Marathon 2018 winner Netsanet Gudeta, at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru on Sunday, May 27.

With prize money amounting to $213,000 (sh788m) available to the race competitors, the athletes will be fighting for a chunk of the cash from the event which is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

Apart from Chesang, Gudeta will have to contend with the Kenyan pair of Agnes Tirop and Pauline Kamulu in the 10km race. Tirop’s sweetest victory is arguably the 2015 world cross country title but the 22-year-old has proven herself to be a formidable competitor on the track as well.

She won 10,000m bronze at the IAAF World Championships in London last summer and her excellent form has stretched into 2018. Earlier this month she finished second over 3000m at the IAAF

Diamond League meeting in Doha in a personal best of 8:29.09.

Kamulu, 23, has spent years based in Japan and this will be her first trip to India. She surprised many let alone herself when she took the bronze medal at the IAAF World Half Marathon, Valencia 2018.

Uganda’s 21-year-old Chesang, who clocked 31:45.30 on the path to winning Commonwealth gold, has a personal best of 31:54 in 10km placing her sixth-best on the entry list for the TCS World 10K Bengaluru.

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