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2012 16th European Cup 10000 m - Bilbao

 

03/06/2012 Bilbao

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Turkey's Kemboi Arikan and Portugal's Moreira take the European Cup 10,000m titles

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Portugal's Sara Moreira (centre) the winner of the women's 10,000m
is flanked by other medallists Jo Pavey of Great Britain and Christelle
Daunay of France in Bilbao on Sunday. (Photo by Bilbao 2012 LOC)

Turkey's Polat Kemboi Arikan made an impressive debut over 25 laps of the track when he won the European Cup 10,000m crown in 27:56.28, with the Spanish city of Bilbao being the host on Sunday.

The front group in the 29-strong field in the A-race was taken through the halfway point by the Kenyan pacemaker Vincent Rono in 13:52.18, which set up the leaders perfectly for a chance to go under 28 minutes.

Rono stepped off the track just after 6000m and from that point Kemboi Arikan controlled the race from the front, pulling away from his challengers at the bell.

Coming home directly behind Turkey's 3000m and 5000m record holder were a trio of runners from the host country Spain: the 2010 and 2011 SPAR European Cross Country Championships silver medallist Ayad Lamdassem, Carles Castillejo and Miguel Ángel Penas.

They clocked 28:04.22, 28:07.50 and 28:33.99 respectively but despite helping Spain defend the team title it won 12 months ago in Oslo, with the three scorers getting an aggregate time of 1:24:45.71 , there will probably be some collective disappointment that not one of them was able to record a personal best.

Portugal finished second in the team competition with 1:26:13.34, their leading scorer being Rui Pedro Silva in sixth place with 28:36.32.

The 2011 Cup winner Youssef El Kalai was Portugal's second scorer in ninth with 28:46.64 while 2011 SPAR European Cross Country Championships bronze medallist Jose Rocha was 10th in 28:50.38.

France finished a close third barely 20 seconds further back with their three scorers clocking 1:26:33.60.

Despite having two men in the top 11, Italy's chances of getting on the podium and perhaps even winning were devastated by 2010 European Athletics Championships 10,000m bronze medallist Daniele Meucci not being able to travel to Bilbao and former SPAR European Cross Country Championships junior and under 23 winner Andrea Lalli dropping out, and they eventually finished out of the medals fourth.

Polat Kemboi Arikan

Turkey's Polat Kemboi Arikan made an impressive
debut over 25 laps of the track and won the
European Cup 10,000m men's crown in 27:56.28.

Portugal's Sara Moreira defended her women's Cup title when she won in a personal best of 31:23.51, the fastest time by a European this year.

Moreira, the 2010 European Athletics Championships 5000m bronze medallist, held the lead with one kilometre to go and consolidated it over the final lap.

Great Britain's Jo Pavey, who just missing out on being selected to run the marathon at the Olympic Games this summer, will have done her chances of being selected for her fourth Olympics no harm after coming home second in 31:32.22, well inside the Olympic A standard.

However, both women may be considering their options carefully now as there will be gold medals and glory also at stake over 10,000m at the European Athletics Championships, which will be held in Helsinki from 27 July to 1 July.

Pavey came home just in front of French marathon record holder Christelle Daunay.

Daunay was second last year but will be unlikely to be too disappointed at slipping back a place as she added the national mark over 25 laps of the track to her list of accolades with a time of 31:35.81.

After at least four serious attempts in recent years, the 37-year-old Daunay finally eclipsed Rosario Murcia's former record of 31:42.83 which had stood since 1992.

Germany's Sabrina Mockenhaupt, the only other Cup winner apart from Moreira in the race having won in 2005, was fifth on this occasion in a season's best of 31:36.76.

There were good results as well for the two leading Italians. Nadia Ejjafini went under 32 minutes for the first time when she clocked 31:45.14 and Valeria Straneo, who improved the Italian national marathon record to a 2012 European-leading time of 2:23:44 at the Rotterdam Marathon in April, finishing seventh in a personal best of 32:15.87.

Overall, 10 of the top 14 runners set personal best times.

Great Britain took the team title for the first time ever, beating defending Cup holders Italy by the slim margin of just over 14 seconds with a collective time for the scoring trio of 1:36:25.47.

Pavey was aided and abetted by the 2010 SPAR European Cross Country Championships junior women's gold medallist Charlotte Purdue, who ran 32:18.44 for seventh place, and 2011 SPAR European Cross Country Championships senior women's bronze medallist Gemma Steel, who clocked 32:34.81 for ninth in her debut over the distance.

Following Ejjafini and Straneo home for the Italians was Elena Romagnolo in 10th place with 32:39.12 but, despite personal bests for all three runners in the familiar blue vest of the Azzuri, their tally of 1:36:40.13 was not quite good enough to get them the gold medals for the second year running.

Portugal, who have won the women's team title nine times in the 16 editions of the Cup, were little more than 11 seconds further back in third place with 1:36:51.26.
10.000 m Men 3 June 2012 Bilbao ESP
1 Polat Kemboi Arıkan TUR 12 Dec 90 27.56.28 AUR
2 Ayad Lamdassem ESP 11 Oct 81 28.04.22 SB
3 Carles Castillejo ESP 18 Aug 78 28.07.50 SB
4 Manuel Ángel Penas ESP 9 Nov 77 28.33.99
5 Stefano La Rosa ITA 22 Sep 85 28.34.54
6 Rui Pedro Silva POR 6 May 81 28.36.32
7 Denis Mayaud FRA 22 Apr 86 28.38.59 SB
8 Mustafa Mohamed SWE 1 Mar 79 28.40.71 PB
9 Youssef El Kalai POR 1 Mar 81 28.46.64 SB
10 Ruggero Pertile ITA 8 Aug 74 28.54.45 PB
11 Daniel Sanz ESP 25 Feb 79 28.54.87
12 Benjamin Malaty FRA 7 May 86 28.54.99 PB
13 Stéphane Lefrand FRA 15 Jun 83 29.00.02 SB
14 Milan Kocourek CZE 6 Dec 87 29.06.21 PB
15 José Manuel Martínez ESP 22 Oct 71 29.06.96 SB
16 Hagen Brosius GER 23 Aug 88 29.22.98
17 John Beattie GBR 20 Jan 86 29.49.59 SB
18 Tibor Végh HUN 26 Mar 84 29.52.24
19 James Walsh GBR 22 Sep 81 29.53.44 SB
20 David Solis ESP 22 Dec 81 30.52.01
Mokhtar Benhari FRA 22 May 74 DNF
Keith Gerrard GBR 24 Mar 86 DNF
Gezachw Yossef ISR 1 Jan 75 DNF
Andrea Lalli ITA 20 May 87 DNF
Ricardo Ribas POR 8 Oct 77 DNF
Mert Girmalegese TUR 30 Nov 87 DNF
José Rocha POR 6 Jul 76 28.50.38 DQ IAAF Rule 32.2.a 28.50.38
Race B
1 Abdi Hakin Ulad DEN 14 Jun 91 28.57.06 SB
2 Luís Pinto POR 9 Nov 75 29.37.52 SB
3 José Ramos POR 27 Jul 68 29.38.73
4 Michael Nielsen DEN 23 Nov 80 29.39.88 PB
5 Jussi Utriainen FIN 28 Nov 78 29.40.18 SB
6 Eric Senorski SWE 25 Jul 89 29.41.45 PB
7 Simone Gariboldi ITA 16 Jul 87 29.45.70
8 Mikael Ekvall SWE 18 Jun 89 29.49.34 SB
9 Daniele Caimmi ITA 17 Dec 72 29.56.10
10 Asbjørn Ellefsen Persen NOR 19 May 87 30.00.11
11 Johan Damkjær DEN 17 Oct 84 30.04.20
12 Henrik Them Andersen DEN 16 Jun 82 30.06.42 SB
13 Toni Bernadó AND 9 Dec 66 30.16.69 SB
14 Bekir Karayel TUR 10 May 82 30.20.54 SB
15 Jarkko Järvenpää FIN 22 Aug 86 30.27.51
16 Girmaw Amare ISR 26 Oct 87 30.35.99
17 Hristo Stefanov BUL 21 Dec 70 30.36.66 SB
18 Erkan Kuş TUR 5 Oct 88 30.39.07 SB
19 Demsew Zegeye ISR 17 Dec 90 31.22.00
Team Results, Men
RkTeamMark
1 ESP 1:24:45.71
2 FRA 1:26:33.60
3 POR 1:27:52.57
4 SWE 1:28:11.50
5 ITA 1:28:16.34
6 DEN 1:28:41.14
7 TUR 1:28:55.89
Team Results, Women
RkTeamMark
1 GBR 1:36:25.47
2 ITA 1:36:40.13
3 POR 1:36:51.26
4 BLR 1:40:12.66
5 ESP 1:40:17.54
10.000 m Women 3 June 2012 Bilbao ESP
1 Sara Moreira POR 17 Oct 85 31.23.51
2 Jo Pavey GBR 20 Sep 73 31.32.22
3 Christelle Daunay FRA 5 Dec 74 31.35.81 NR PB
4 Sabrina Mockenhaupt GER 6 Dec 80 31.36.76 SB
5 Nadia Ejjafini ITA 8 Nov 77 31.45.14 PB
6 Valeria Straneo ITA 5 Apr 76 32.15.87 PB
7 Charlotte Purdue GBR 10 Jun 91 32.18.44
8 Ana Dias POR 15 Jan 74 32.20.89
9 Gemma Steel GBR 12 Nov 85 32.34.81 PB
10 Elena Romagnolo ITA 5 Oct 82 32.39.12 PB
11 Iwona Lewandowska POL 19 Feb 85 33.00.05
12 Claudia Pinna ITA 4 Dec 77 33.02.37 PB
13 Leonor Carneiro POR 18 May 78 33.06.86
14 Hannah Walker GBR 9 Aug 91 33.10.95 SB
15 Sonia Samuels GBR 16 May 79 33.11.53 SB
16 Sviatlana Kouhan BLR 10 Aug 80 33.12.89 PB
17 Silvia Weissteiner ITA 13 Jul 79 33.13.67 SB
18 Lidia Rodríguez ESP 26 May 86 33.14.82
19 Freya Ross GBR 20 Sep 83 33.16.13 SB
20 Marta Silvestre ESP 4 Apr 82 33.20.39 PB
21 Nastassia Ivanova BLR 4 Nov 82 33.21.97 PB
22 Diana Lobacevske LTU 7 Aug 80 33.22.47 SB
23 Ana Mafalda Ferreira POR 22 Apr 88 33.36.53
24 Maryna Damantsevich BLR 6 Jun 85 33.37.80 SB
25 Lisa Hahner GER 20 Nov 89 33.38.49 PB
26 Estela Navascues ESP 3 Feb 81 33.42.33
27 Özlem Kaya TUR 20 Apr 90 33.51.32 PB
28 Mehtap Sizmaz TUR 16 Nov 78 33.56.02 PB
29 Federica Dal Ri ITA 25 Sep 80 34.12.88
30 Vanessa Veiga ESP 20 Jul 79 34.20.99 SB
31 Louise Wiker SWE 1 Jan 79 34.21.73 PB
32 Volha Mazuronak BLR 14 Apr 89 34.27.86 SB
33 Christina Bus Holth NOR 22 Apr 80 34.29.23 SB
34 Matea Matošević CRO 14 Mar 89 34.34.76
35 Alba García ESP 23 Nov 83 34.39.25
36 Veronika Brennhovd Blom NOR 27 Oct 90 35.10.64 SB
Laurane Picoche FRA 17 Jul 85 DNF
Anna Hahner GER 20 Nov 89 DNF
Doroteia Peixoto POR 7 Oct 83 DNF
Mónica Silva POR 25 Nov 83 DNF
Sultan Haydar TUR 23 May 87 DNF

RkTeamGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 TUR 1 0 0 1
1 POR 1 0 0 1
3 ESP 0 1 1 2
4 GBR 0 1 0 1
5 FRA 0 0 1 1

RkCountryGoldSilverBronze4th5th6th7th8thPoints
1 ESP 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 18
2 POR 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 12
3 ITA 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 11
4 GBR 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9
5 TUR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
5 FRA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8
7 GER 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
8 SWE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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