Mo Farah and Tirunesh Dibaba won the men’s and women’s 10K races Sunday at the Great Manchester Run. The race is the third largest running event in the UK, with roughly 30,000 competitors.
Sunday’s run was a quick turnaround for Farah of Great Britain, who competed at the London Marathon only four weeks ago. There, Farah finished third, and set a new British record for the marathon distance.
On Sunday, Farah told BBC sports post-race that, “I was pretty tired. Having competed in the marathon not so long ago, today was hard work.” Farah kicked past Moses Kipsiro of Uganda with roughly 100 metres to go, and finished in 28:27.
Farah led participants and spectators through a minute of silence before the race to remember the victims of the Manchester attack. The 2017 Great Manchester Run took place just six days after the attack and has become a symbol of solidarity.
And she’s off! #Manchester Arena survivor 15-year old Freya Lewis gives us a wave as she sets off on the Junior Run #GreatManchesterRun almost a year to the day since the attack: pic.twitter.com/bVzoZQYmEE
— Key 103 News (@KEY103NEWS) May 20, 2018
15-year old Freya Lewis finished the Junior Great Manchester run on Sunday. Lewis is an attack victim and was told she would likely never walk again, but on Sunday Lewis ran 2.5K in 20 minutes.
— Tirunesh Dibaba (@tirudibaba) May 19, 2018
On the elite women’s side, Dibaba of Ethiopia won her third-straight title handily. Dibaba finished in a time of 31:08 to beat Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya. Dibaba is a six-time Olympic medalist over 5,000 and 10,000m.