Bengaluru, May 21: A strong womens field with elite runners from across the globe has been assembled to challenge Ethiopias IAAF World Half Marathon Valencia 2018 winner Netsanet Gudeta at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2018 next Sunday. Gudeta’s rivals this weekend will include the Kenyan pair of Agnes Tirop and Pauline Kamulu.
Tirop, still only 22, won the 2015 world cross country title and has proven herself to be a formidable competitor on the track as well.
She won the IAAF World Championships 10,000 metre bronze medal in London last summer and showed she is in excellent form earlier this month when she finished second over 3000m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha with a personal best of 8:29.09. Kamulu, 23, has spent several years based in Japan but this will be her first trip to India. She surprised many when she took the bronze medal at the IAAF World Half Marathon Valencia 2018. IANS