TCS World 10K Bengaluru to feature renowned Kenyan racers

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TCS World 10K Bengaluru

The stage is set for the 16th edition of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru, a World Athletics Gold Label Road Race, to be held here on Sunday (28 April). The event boasts a total prize pool of USD 210,000, with winners in both the men’s and women’s categories earning USD 26,000 each. Additionally, a course record bonus of USD 8,000 adds to the allure of the competition.

Kenyan racers are in focus at TCS World 10K Bengaluru

The women’s section to feature Emmaculate Anyango Achol, the world’s second-fastest woman runner in 10K. Achol, who had previously registered the second-best time ever in 10K at 28:57, is ready to take on the Bengaluru roads and aimed to run faster than the course record. Despite the potential challenge of hotter weather, Achol expressed her flexibility and determination.

Another notable Kenyan racer is Lilian Rengeruk Kasait, who finished third in Valencia. For Kasait, the race will be significant as part of her preparation for the upcoming Paris Olympics and the Olympic Trials in Kenya.

In the men’s section, the Kenyan lineup will be led by Peter Mwaniki Aila, the nineteenth runner to crack the 27-minute barrier in 10K. Alongside him are 2019 African junior champions Bravin Kipkogei Kiptoo and Bravin Kiprop. These athletes are expected to keep the race interesting and competitive.

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