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45ème Corrida des Houilles : Julien Wanders au sommet (18.12.2016)

Écrit par Pierre-André d'ARBIGNY.

28'21 : c'est le nouveau de temps référence pour le 10 km (route) établi par Julien Wanders à seulement 4 secondes du premier le Kenyan Cornelius Kangogo. 

Markus Ryffel détenait ce record depuis le 1er février 1986 avec le chrono de 28'25 lors d'une course à Miami.

A l'époque c'était déjà un Kenyan Peter Koech qui était arrivé en première position avec un temps de 28'20.

Ilias Hernandez réussi aussi un joli chrono avec un temps de 30'45

Un grand bravo à nos 2 athlètes du Stade Genève !

Le 2 février 1986 on pouvait lire ces extraits dans "Miami Herald"  (author : George Diaz/Herald Sports Writer) :

A Kenyan competing in his first 10-kilometer road race and an American battling the flu and a 20-mile-an-hour wind won the featured running events Saturday in the inaugural Miami Winter Games.

Peter Koech, 28, broke away from a five-man pack with 150 meters left to win the invitational Orange Bowl 10K in 28 minutes 20 seconds at Winter Games Stadium in downtown Miami. Paul Davies-Hale of Britain was second in 28:22. American Craig Virgin, one of the prerace favorites, finished 10th in 28:48.

Koech, who now lives in Phoenix, favors 5,000-meter races. His last 10K race, in May 1985, was on a track. Despite his unfamiliarity with the course and distance, he stayed with a bunched-up pack of as many as 15 runners.

 "I knew I was going to be strong," Koech said. "I decided to stay with them. At the beginning, I did not feel that good. I started to feel better as I went along." 

The runners picked up an additional pair of feet at the two-thirds mark. An unidentified male jumped into the pack but did not last long after receiving a few pops to the head from the field.

MEN

1. Peter Koech, Kenya, 28:20; 2. Paul Davies-Hale, Britain, 28:22; 3. Markus Ryffel, Switzerland, 28:25; 4. Steve Harris, Britain, 28:26; 5. Zak Barie, Kenya, 28:29; 6. Keith Brantly, Britain, 28:30; 7. Ed Eyestone, Provo, Utah, 28:37; 8. Hans Coeleman, Holland, 28:41; 9. Paul Cummings, Orem, Utah, 28:46; 10. Craig Virgin, Marietta, Ga., 28:48; 11. Dave Lewis, Britain, 28:59; 12. Chris Fox, Carrboro, N.C., 29:05; 13. Bill Reifsnyder, State College, Pa., 29:08; 14. Ivan Huff, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 29:10; 15. Paul Gorman, Swampscott, Mass., 29:12. 

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