Kamulu, Kipkirui, Teferi and Tirop among the women’s elite field to challenge Netsanet Gudeta at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2018


A strong women’s field, with elite runners from across the globe, has been assembled to challenge Ethiopia’s IAAF World Half Marathon Valencia 2018 winner Netsanet Gudeta at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2018 on Sunday 27 May.
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 10,000m bronze medal in London last summer and showed she is in excellent form earlier this month when finishing second over 3000m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha in 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.
A third Kenya, Caroline Kipkirui, doesn’t have the international championships credentials of her two compatriots but has shown stunning form recently when winning the Doha 3000m in a personal best of 8:29.05 and also running a 10km best of 30:28 when finishing second in Prague last month, which makes her the fastest woman in Bengaluru and the equal-seventh fastest ever.
Gudeta will also have her compatriots Senbere Teferi and Zeineba Yimer to contend with. Teferi celebrated her 23rd birthday earlier this month and has silver medals from the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and 2015 IAAF World Championships 5000m to her name.
Yimer doesn’t turn 20 until next month but won the high-quality Ethiopian half marathon championships in January and followed up that victory with fifth place in Valencia but this will be her debut over the 10km distance on the roads.
However, while the favourites for the 2018 women’s title appear to be from Ethiopia and Kenya, TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2018 race promoters Procam International have recruited elite athletes from across the world with top runners from Europe, Oceania and South America.
The TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2018, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, has a total prize fund of US$213,000. It risen in prominence every year since it was inaugurated in 2008 and is now one of Asia’s leading races over the distance.

MEN ELITE ATHLETES TCS WORLD 10K BANGALORE

  1. Alex Korio                                          KEN/1990                            27:52
  2. Geoffrey Kamworor                      KEN/1992                            27:44
  3. Birhanu Legese                                ETH/1994                            27:34
  4. Abraham Cheroben                       BRN/1992                           27:35
  5. Mosinet Geremew                         ETH/1992                            27:36
  6. Leul Gebrselassie                           ETH/1993                            28:12
  7. Edwin Kiptoo                                    KEN/1993                            28:20
  8. Brett Robinson                                AUS/1991                           28:29
  9. Bashir Abdi                                        BEL/1989                             28:31
  10. Ryan Vail                                            USA/1986                           29:06
  11. Moses Kurong                                  UGA/1994                          debut



WOMEN ELITE ATHLETES TCS WORLD 10K BANGALORE

51.  Netsanet Gudeta                            ETH/1991                            31:35
  1. Caroline Kipkirui                              KEN/1994                            30:28
  2. Senbere Teferi                                 ETH/1995                            30:38
  3. Agnes Tirop                                       KEN/1995                            31:00
  4. Daria Maslova                                  KYR/1995                            31:36    
  5. Stella Chesang                                 UGA/1996                          31:54
  6. Ines Melchor                                    PER/1986                            33:24    
  7. Camille Buscomb                            NZL/1990                            33:39
  8. Salome Nyirarukundo                   RWA/1997                          debut
  9. Pauline Kamulu                               KEN/1995                            debut
  10. Zeineba Yimer                                  ETH/1998                            debut
  11. Ancuta Bobocel                               ROM/1987                          debut


MEN ELITE ATHLETES TCS WORLD 10K BANGALORE 2018


1.
Alex Korio
KEN/1990
27:52
Nike
Alex Korio, the defending Champion of the TCS World 10k which he also won in 2013, will line up in Bangalore for the fifth time this year. After his victory in Bangalore, he took podium places in various road races. He improved his personal best for half marathon to 58:51 last September in Copenhagen, making him the 12th fastest half marathoner of all time.
2018
Houston Half Marathon
8th
60:49
2017
Copenhagen Half Marathon
3rd
58:51
2017
TCS Bangalore 10km
1st
28:12
2017
Paris Half Marathon
3rd
60:42
2016
TCS Bangalore 10km
5th
28:49
2015
Sao Silvestre Luanda 10k
1st
28:45
2015
Copenhagen Half marathon
2nd
59:28
2014
Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half Marathon
1st
59:58
2013
TCS Bangalore 10km
1st
28:07
2010
Tout Rennes Court 10k
3rd
27:52

2.
Geoffrey Kamworor
KEN/1992
58:54
Nike
Five time World Champion (2 times cross and 3 times half marathon) and TCS Bangalore 10km course record holder returns to Bengalore. Un-arguably the best road racer of current time. A popular face in India, Geoffrey will come to India for the seventh time. He won the Bangalore 10k in 2012 and 2014 and was runner-up in the 2011, 2013 and 2014 Delhi half marathon. Geoffrey is also the star in a movie called “the Unknown Runner”, a story which gives the viewer a good picture of daily life of a Kenyan athlete growing up from talent to world star.
2018
World Half Marathon Championships
1st
60:02
2017
TCS New York Marathon
1st
2:10:53
2017
World Championships 10.000m
6th
26:57.77
2017
World Cross Championships
1st

2016
Olympic Games 10.000m
11th
27:31.94
2016
World Half Marathon Championships
1st
59:10
2015
TCS New York Marathon
2nd
2:10:48
2015
World Championships 10.000m
2nd
27:01.76
2015
World Championships Cross
1st

2014
Airtel New Delhi Half Marathon
2nd
59:07
2014
Berlin Marathon
4th
2:06:39
2014
Bangalore 10k
1st
27:44
2014
World Half Marathon Championships
1st
59:08
2013
Delhi Half Marathon
2nd
59:30
2013
Berlin Marathon
3rd
2:06:26
2013
RAK Half Marathon
1st
58:54
2012
Berlin Marathon
3rd
2:06:12
2012
Bangalore 10k
1st
28:00
2011
Delhi Half Marathon
2nd
59:31
2011
World Cross Country Champs Junior Race
1st


3.
Birhanu Legese
ETH/1994
27:34
Nike
Birhanu Legese has recorded some fast times for 10k and 5000m on the track. He ran a fast 27:34 in Morocco in 2013. In 2015 he made his half marathon debut in Berlin where he outsprinted the Kenyans and won in 59:45, which is one of the fastest times ever recorded by a debutant. Later that year he won Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in a trilling sprint against compatriot Mosinet Geremew, WR Holder Half Marathon Zersenay Tadesse  and two strong of Kenya’s strong road racers both Edwin Kiptoo and Jonathan Maiyo. His 59.20 PB he set in Delhi that year also was the 3rd fastest time of 2015. Birhanu made his marathon debut in Dubai this year, clocking one of the fastest debuts ever.
2018
Dubai Marathon
6th
2:04.15
2017
Airtel Delhi half marathon
1st
59:46
2017
Dam tot Damloop 10EM
1st
45:38
2017
TCS Bangalore 10km
5th
28:36
2016
RAK Half Marathon
1st
60:40
2015
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
1st
59:20
2015
Berlin Half Marathon
1st
59:45
2014
Diamond League Shanghai  5.000m
6th
13:08.88
2013
TCS World 10k Bangalore
3rd
28:16
2013
Taroudant 10k
2nd
27:34
2012
Great Ethiopian Run 10k
2nd
28:41




4.
Abraham Cheroben
BRN/1992
27:35
Nike
In 2014 when Abraham Cheroben came to Delhi for the first time, he was a relatively newcomer in the field. Ever since he has developed quickly to become one of the leading road races in the industry. Last year he run a 58.40 which is the new Asian Record over half marathon. Last March he confirmed being one of the leading road racers by finishing 2nd behind Geoffrey Kamworor at the World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia. His 58.40 ranks him as 4th fastest all time over the half marathon  distance.
2018
World Championships Half Marathon
2nd
60:22
2017
Valencia Half Marathon
1st
59:11
2017
Copenhagen Half Marathon
1st
58:40 AR
2017
World Championships 10.000m
12th
27:11.08
2016
Olympic Games 10.000m
10th
27:31.86
2016
City Pier City Half Marathon
3rd
60:35
2015
Valencia Half Marathon
1st
59:10
2015
Berlin Half Marathon
3rd
59:49
2015
Utrecht 10km
1st
27:35
2014
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
7th
59:21
2014
Valencia Half Marathon
1st
58:48
2014
Berlin 25k
1st
1:11:47
2014
Berlin Half Marathon
2nd
59:14

5.
Mosinet Geremew
ETH/1992
27:36
Nike
Double defending champion Mosinet Geremew will return to the streets of Bangalore (2015 and 2016). He is well-known in India as he won the Hyderabad 10k in 2012, finished third in Delhi in 2014 and was runner-up in 2015. His career started in 2011 with a victory in the Great Ethiopian Run. He developed to be a strong road racer with podium places in Delhi, Prague, Peachtree, Yangzhou and Houston.
2018
Dubai Marathon
1st
2:04:00
2017
Berlin Marathon
3rd
2:06:12
2017
Yangzhou Half Marathon
1st
60:56
2017
Xiamen Marathon
2nd
2:10:20
2016
TCS Bangalore 10km
1st
28:36
2016
Yangzhou Half Marathon
1st
60:43
2015
New Delhi Half Marathon
2nd
59:21
2015
World Championships 10.000m
11th
28:07.50
2015
TCS World 10k Bangalore
1st
28:16
2015
Yangzhou Half Marathon
1st
59:52
2015
RAK Half Marathon
1st
60:05
2014
Delhi Half Marathon
3rd
59:11
2014
Prague Half Marathon
2nd
59:54
2012
Hyderabad 10k
1st
27:36

6.
Leul Gebresilase
ETH/1992
28:12
Adidas
Leul Gebresilase comes from Awasa, a place about 300km south of Addis Abeba. He is married and became father of a baby boy 7 months ago. He started running in 2002(aged 10) and later moved to Ethiopia’s capital to become a better athlete. Leul, like many Ethiopian athletes, was inspired by fellow Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele(“he is my hero”) to start running.  Apart from running, Leul also likes to watch football.
2018
Dubai Marathon
2nd
2:04:02
2018
World Championships Half Marathon
10th
61:07
2017
Valencia Half Marathon
2nd
59:18
2017
Ottawa 10km
1st
28:43
2016
Olympic Trials 10.000m
6th
27:26.69
2016
Adidas Meeting 10.000m
1st
27:19.71
2015
Rennes 10km
1st
28:12
2015
Ethiopian Championships 10.000m
7th
27:22.89
2015
All African Games 5.000m
2nd
13:22.13

7.
Edwin Kiptoo
KEN/1993
28:20

Edwin Kiptoo is a typical road runner, as he runs 10km, half marathons and paces full marathons. Edwin is a familiar face to the PROCAM events having paced in Mumbai Marathon in 2017 and competed in Bangalore and Delhi several times finishing top 3 on a number of occasions. He distinguish himself by being a front runner not shy to push the pace which has lead him to success on several occasions.
2018
RAK Half Marathon
7th
59:54
2017
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
7th
60:06
2017
TCS Bangalore 10km
2nd
28:26
2017
Dam tot Damloop 10EM
4th
45:53
2017
CPC Half Marathon
3rd
59:35
2016
Dam tot Damloop 10EM
1st
45:25
2016
World Championships Half Marathon
9th
61:21
2016
RAK Half Marathon
7th
61:00
2015
New Delhi Half Marathon
4th
59:26
2015
TCS Bangalore 10km
3rd
28:20
2015
Dam tot Damloop 10EM
1st
45:19
2015
CPC Half Marathon
3rd
59:35
2015
RAK Half Marathon
4th
60:11

8.
Brett Robinson
AUS/1991
28:29
Nike
Brett is originally from Canberra but moved to Melbourne in 2013 to train with Melbourne Track Club, under coach Nic Bideau. He was 8th in the World Junior 1500m in Moncton, Canada in 2010. Tried the steeple in 2011 and ran his pb 8.52.47. In 2012 he ran his 1500m pb of 3.38.94 so in 2013 he decided another change in events, this time to 5000m. He ran his pb of 13.18.96 that year in Ostrava and qualified for the final at the World Championships in Moscow where he placed 15th.
He has also been a finalist at the World Indoors over 3000m in Portland in 2016 where he was 11th and in the Olympic Gamwes 5000m in Rio where he was 14th. Brett has often had great success on the roads. In 2016 and 17 he has won the Australian road championship over 12km in Adelaide, the Melbourne half marathon both years and has twice won other prominent road races on the Australian calendar, the Burnie Ten and the Noosa Bolt. He is now looking to move to the marathon over the next 2 years.
"I have never been to India so this 10k race presents an exciting opportunity to test myself against international competition in a road race after winning quite a few road events in Australia over the last few years so I am looking forward to it."
2017
Zatopek 10.000m
4th
28:59.09
2017
Australian Championships 12km
1st
35:40
2017
Australian Cross Championships
1st

2017
Auckland Track Challenge 5.000m
1st
13:22.93
2016
Olympic Games 5.000m
14th
13:32.30
2016
World Indoor Championships 3.000m
11th
8:11.11
2016
FBK Games Hengelo 5.000m
12th
13:19.29
2015
Zatopek 10.000m
2nd
28:24.49
2015
World Cross Championships
28th

2013
World Championships 5.000m
15th
14:03.77
2013
Ostrava Golden Spike 5.000m
8th
13:18.96
2013
World Cross Championships
29th


9.
Bashir Abdi
BEL/1989
28:31
Nike
Belgium long distance runner who started his sporting career as a street footballer in Mogadishu. He only discovered running once he moved to Belgium. He’s one of Mo Farah’s training partners and they spent a lot of time together training in Ethiopia. Bashir represented Belgium at various European, World and Olympic Games. He currently holds the 4th position in the European Marathon rankings after making his debut last month at the Rotterdam Marathon.
2018
Rotterdam Marathon
8th
2:10:46
2017
Lille Half Marathon
9th
61:50
2017
KBC Nacht van de Atletiek 5.000m
5th
13:11.87
2016
Utrecht 10km
1st
28:31
2016
Olympic Games 10.000m
20th
28:01.49
2015
Stanford 10.000m
6th
27:47.55
2015
KBC Nacht van de Atletiek 5.000m
2nd
13:06.10
2014
European Championships 10.000m
5th
28:13.61
2014
Stanford 10.000m
3rd
27:36.40

10.
Ryan Vail
USA/1986
29:06
Brooks
Ryan’s love for running began during his junior year of high school after giving up football and wrestling to focus on cross country and track. This decision led him to a full-ride at Oklahoma State University where he became a 5-time All-American and led the OSU cross country team to an NCAA National Championship in 2009. While Ryan continues to compete on the track (3rd in the 2014 USA Championships – 10km), his true passion has been cross country running and road running. This resulted in representing Team USA on 4 different occasions at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. The highlight of his cross country career came at the 2013 World Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland where he placed 17th overall, and the US Team earned the team Silver medal, beating Kenya and losing only to Ethiopia.
2018
USA Championships 15km
6th
44:12
2017
Berlin Marathon
8th
2:12:40
2015
World Cross Championships
34th

2015
USA Championships Cross
4th

2015
USA Championships 10.000m
5th
28:22.21
2015
USA Championships 15km
5th
44:54
2014
New York Marathon
9th
2:15:08
2014
USA Championships 10.000m
3rd
28:26.02
2014
London Marathon
10th
2:10:57
2013
World Cross Championships
17th

2013
USA Championships 15km
3rd
43:43
2013
Stanford 10.000m
6th
27:44.05

11.
Moses Kurong
UGA/1994
Debut
Nike
The Ugandan record holder for Half Marathon, trains and lives in Kapchorwa (Uganda). The home of Ugandan distance running. Moses is a police officer besides professional runner.
2018
Barcelona Half Marathon
3rd
60:10
2017
Copenhagen Half Marathon
6th
59:50 NR
2017
World Championships 10.000m
18th
27:50.71
2017
FBK Games Hengelo 10.000m
6th
27:22.33
2016
Tilburg Ten Miles
3rd
46:05
2016
Olympic Games 10.000m
22nd
28:03.38
2016
Gouden Spike Leiden 10.000m
2nd
27:27.43
2016
Africa Cross Championships
11th

2013
African Junior Championships 10.000m
1st
28:31.8
2013
African Junior Championships 5.000m
3rd
13:56.39
2012
World Junior Championships 10.000m
5th
29:06.87






WOMEN ELITE ATHLETES TCS WORLD 10K BANGALORE 2018

51.
Netsanet Gudeta
ETH/1991
31:35
Adidas
Reigning World Champion and World Record holder for Half Marathon, Netsanet made her breakthrough in 2013 by winning the competitive Great Ethiopian Run. A few months later she made her half marathon debut and she was chosen to represent Ethiopia at the World Half Marathon Championships where she won the silver team medal. Last year she got another chance to represent her country at the World Cross Country Championships, where she took the third place.
2018
World Championships Half Marathon
1st
66:11 WR
2017
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
3rd
67:26
2017
Ottawa 10km
1st
31:35
2016
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
8th
70:05
2016
Ethiopian Trials 10.000m
4th
30:36.75
2016
World Half Marathon Championships
4th
68:01
2015
Valencia Half Marathon
1st
67:31
2015
Ethiopian 10.000m trials
6th
31:06.53
2015
World Cross Country Championships
3rd

2014
World Half Marathon Championships
6th
68:45
2013
Great Ethiopian Run
1st
33:24

52.
Caroline Kipkirui
KEN/1994
30:28
Adidas
Born in Kericho (area famous because of its tea plantations), she is the younger sister of fellow distance runner Mercy Cherono. In 2017 she paced the first half of the women’s only race during the London Marathon where Mary Keitany set the women’s only marathon record.
2018
Prague Half Marathon
2nd
66:09
2018
RAK Half Marathon
3rd
65:07
2017
Great North Run
3rd
69:52
2017
Brussels Diamond League 5.000m
2nd
14:27.55
2017
Birmingham 10km
1st
30:45
2016
Beach to Beacon 10km
3rd
32:03
2016
Stanford 10.000m
2nd
31:16.38
2013
World Junior Cross Championships
4th

2012
World Junior Championships 5.000m
5th
15:58.10
2011
African Junior Championships Cross
1st

2011
African Junior Championships 5.000m
1st
15:24.66
2011
World Youth Championships 3.000m
3rd
8:58.63

53.
Senbere Teferi
ETH/1995
30:38
Adidas
Senberi is a big soccer fan. Her husband is a former 100m/200m sprinter from Ethiopia. At the moment Senberi is building her dream home in Addis Ababa, a project which is hopefully done in the next two years.
2018
Dubai Marathon
9th
2:24:11
2017
Tilburg Ladies 10km
1st
30:38
2017
FBK Games Hengelo
2nd
30:41.68
2017
World Championships 5.000m
4th
14:47.45
2016
Olympic Games Rio 5.000m
5th
14:43.75
2016
Ethiopian Olympic Trials 10.000m
6th
30:40.59
2015
World Cross Country Championships
2nd

2015
World Championships 5.000m
2nd
14:44.07
2012
World Junior Championships 1.500m
3rd
4:08.28
2011
World Youth Championships 1.500m
2nd
4:10.54

54.
Agnes Tirop
KEN/1995
31:00
Adidas
Agnes Tirop only competes internationally since 2012 and has already won four championships medals. She won two bronze medals at the World Junior Championships and silver at the World Junior Cross Country Championships in 2013. But her best victory came in 2015 when she won the World Cross Country Championships as a senior! She confirmed her status by winning bronze last year at the IAAF World Championships 10.000m in London.
2018
African Cross Championships
4th

2017
Tilburg Ladies 10km
2nd
31:00
2017
World Championships 10.000m
3rd
31:03.50
2017
World Cross Country Championships
5th

2016
Brussels Diamond League 5.000m
9th
15:02.67
2015
All African Games 10.000m
5th
32:55.41
2015
World Cross Country Championships
1st

2014
World Junior Championships 5000m
3rd

2013
World Junior Cross Country Championships
2nd

2012
World Junior Championships 5000m
3rd


55.
Darya Maslova
KGZ/1995
31:36

Darya holds various Kirgizian National Records and represented her country on various occasions during international Championships such as World University Games, Asian Games, Asian Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games. Her biggest triumph to date is the double Gold she took during the 2017 Asian Championships in 5.000m and 10.000m.
2017
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
9th
71:29
2017
World University Games 10.000m
1st
33:19.27
2017
World Championships 10.000m
17th
31:57.23
2017
Asian Championships 10.000m
1st
32:21.21
2017
Asian Championships 5.000m
1st
15:57.95
2016
Olympic Games 10.000m
19th
31:36.90 NR
2015
World University Games 5.000m
3rd
16:04.09
2015
Asian Championships 5.000m
3rd
15:42.82

56.
Stella Chesang
UGA/1996
31:54
Nike
One of few Ugandan women who set foot in long distance. Born in Serere Village, Kween district, she started running. During her primary school days, she won all athletic races she competed in. She was awarded a full academic scholarship.  Coming from a large family, nine siblings, she attended Benet Primary school before being transferred to Chemwania High School. The Ugandan Police Force recruited her as a police officer and member of the Ugandan Police Athletic Club. Following her win at the Gold Coast, Commonwealth Games 10.000m in 2018, she promoted from the rank of Special Police Constable (SPC) to the rank of Inspector of Police. In 2015 she won the World Mountain Running Championships.
2018
Commonwealth Games 10.000m
1st
31:45.30
2018
African Cross Championships
5th

2018
UAF Trail 10.000m
2nd
31:39.0
2018
Ugandan Championships Cross
1st

2017
ASICS Grand 10km Berlin
2nd
31:54
2017
World Championships Cross
18th

2016
African Cross Championships
10th

2015
African Junior Championships 5.000m
3rd
17:04.91
2015
World Mountain Running Championships
1st

2015
World Junior Championships Cross
11th

2014
World Junior Championships 5.000m
4th
15:53.85
2014
African Junior Championships Cross
10th

2013
World Youth Championships 3.000m
4th
9:11.03

57.
Ines Melchor
PER/1986
33:24
ASICS
Former South American Champion and current National Record holder of the 5.000m and 10.000m for Peru, Ines Melchor, will be the first South American elite to participate in the TCS Bangalore 10km this year. Ines also holds the South American record for marathon which she set in Berlin in 2014. She won numerous youth and junior medals at the continental level and also won several golds at the South American Championships on senior level.
Ines also has bachelor of laws from Los Andes Peruvian University.
2018
World Championships Half Marathon
32nd
71:55
2017
World Championships Marathon
26th
2:35:34
2017
Santiago de Chile Marathon
1st
2:34:12
2016
Daegu Marathon
2nd
2:27:40
2016
Payton Jordan Stanford 10.000m
22nd
32:10.99
2015
Santiago de Chile Marathon
1st
2:28:18
2015
Pan American Games 10.000m
5th
33:07.66
2015
South American Championships 10.000m
1st
32:28.87
2015
Payton Jordan Stanford 10.000m
1st
31:56.62 NR
2014
Berlin Marathon
8th
2:26:48
2012
Olympic Games Marathon
24th
2:28:54
2009
South American Championships 10.000m
1st
33:11.79
2007
South American Championships 10.000m
2nd
34:13.23

58.
Camille Buscomb
NZL/1990
33:39
New Balance
Camille is from Hamilton same place as Robertson twins. After missing Rio Olympics she made the decision to train in Australia with Melbourne Track Club. Since then she has represented New Zealand at the 5000m and 10,000m at the World Championships in London and at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and improved her 10,000m time by over 30 sec to 31.45. Her boyfriend Cameron French ran the 400m hurdles at this year's Commonwealth Games. 
"I am working to improve my track tines in Europe this year and the 10k in Bangalore will be a good opporrunity to test myself ahead of some European track races."
2018
Commonwealth Games 10.000m
14th 
32:23.91
2018
Commonwealth Games 5.000m
12th
15:55.45
2017
World Championships 10.000m
30th
33:07.53
2017
Stanford 10.000m
9th
31:45.02
2017
Nijmegen Global Athletics 5.000m
3rd
15:19.81
2017
Hobart 10km
2nd
33:39
2016
Zatopek 10.000m
1st
32:34.41
2015
New Zealand Championships 10km
1st
33:55
2015
Zatopek 10.000m
2nd
32:26.36
2015
World University Games 5.000m
2nd
16:03.72
2007
World Youth Championships 3.000m
13th
9:54.31

59.
Salome Nyirarukundo
RWA/1997
Debut
Nike
Front runner and pro-active Salome had a break through run during the 2016 African Championships. She then took her chances and started training for periods in Kaptagat under renown coach Patrick Sang who also coaches the likes of Eliud Kipchoge and Geoffrey Kamworor.
2018
Commonwealth Games 10.000m
11th
32:13.74
2018
Barcelona Half Marathon
3rd
68:48 NR
2017
Sylvesterlauf Trier 5km
2nd
15:50
2017
World Championships 10.000m
25th
32:45.95
2017
Nijmegen Global Athletics 5.000m
5th
15:34.91 NR
2016
Sylvesterlauf Trier 5km
3rd
16:14
2016
Olympic Games 10.000m
27th
32:07.80
2016
African Championships 10.000m
4th
31:45.82 NR
2016
World Junior Championships 5.000m
13th
15:57.68
2016
East African Junior Championships 5.000m
4th
16:42.1
2015
African Junior Championships 3.000m
4th
10:02.83

60.
Pauline Kamulu
KEN/1995
Debut
Nike
Training, living and competing in Japan, Pauline is one of the Kenyan athletes who made the decision to go abroad and live in the Asian country. Kamulu won the Pune Half Marathon at the age of seventeen setting a CR of 68:37 some years ago. Following her 11th place in World Junior Cross Championships in 2013 she began to compete in Japan for the Route Inn Hotels Corporate running team. 
2018
World Half Marathon Championships
3rd
66:56
2018
Yamaguchi Half Marathon
1st
69:40
2017
Okayama Half Marathon
1st
68:04
2017
Yuwa 10.000m
2nd
31:47.13
2016
African Cross Championships
7th

2016
Fukagawa 10.000m
1st
31:56.70
2015
Okayama Half Marathon
3rd
69:44
2013
World Junior Cross Championships
11th


61.
Zeineba Yimer
ETH/1998
Debut
Nike
Zeineba comes from Wollo, a place 400km north of Addis Abeba. Zeineba started running at the age of 5 and later, after moving to Addis, further developed as an elite runner. Like many Ethiopian athletes Zeineba was inspired by Kenenisa Bekele to start running. After winning the Ethiopian trials in January 2018, Zeineba went on to take a fifth place at the World Half Marathon Championships in a new PB of 1:08:07.
2018
World Championships Half Marathon
5th
68:07
2018
Ethiopian Championships Half Marathon
1st
70:24
2018
Egmond Half Marathon
1st
72:19
2017
Cardiff Half Marathon
4th
71:31
2017
World Junior Championships Cross
10th


62.
Ancuta Bobocel
ROM/1987
Debut
Nike
The Romanian distance star is known in Europe for a long time due to her high level steeple and cross country performances. She won various medals at various European and World Junior Championships. She competed in steeple for many years till 2017 when she started to change to longer distances and road running. It was the 208 World Half Marathon Championships where she prevailed and decided this is her new career. Ancuta currently trains in Colorado Springs, USA, under coach Scott Simmons. She delivered a baby girl in 2014, Eva Maria. Bobocel currently holds the 3rd position in the European half marathon rankings, she was the first European finisher at the World Half Marathon Championships.
2018
World Half Marathon Championships
15th
70:21
2017
European Cross Championships
11th

2017
Maia 10.000m
2nd
32:18.93
2016
European Cross Championships
4th

2015
European Cross Championships
5th

2013
World Championships 3000mst
13th
9:53.35
2009
World University Games 3000mst
2nd
9:38.14
2009
European U23 Championships 3000mst
1st
9:47.40
2008
European U23 Cross Championships
5th

2007
European U23 Cross Championships
1st

2007
European U23 Championships 3000mst
2nd
9:41.84
2006
European Junior Cross Championships
3rd  

2006
World Junior Championships 3000mst
2nd
9:46.19
2005
European Junior Cross Championships
1st

2005
European Junior Championships 3000mst
2nd
10:14.29
2004
European Junior Cross Championships
2nd

2004
World Junior Championships 3000mst
2nd
9:49.03
2003
European Junior Championships 2000mst
2nd
6:32.03



Approximately 27,000 runners will take to the roads for five different races in what has become one of Bengaluru’s most high-profile sporting events.

In addition to the TCS World 10K for elite runners, there is an Open 10K, the Majja Run (6km) the Senior Citizens’ Race and Champions with Disability Race (both 4km).