1. Moses Kipsiro (Uga) - 27:56.11
2. Josphat Kipkoech (Ken) - 27:56.14SB
3. Levins Cameron (Can) - 27:56.23
9. Eric Sebahire (Rwa) - 28:03.88 PB
10. Felicien Muhitira (Rwa) - 28:17.07 PB
13. Cyriaque Ndayikengurukiye (Rwa) - 28:40.44 PB
RWANDAN trio of Eric Sebahire, Felicien Muhitira and Cyriaque Ndayikengurukiye registered improved performances in the 10,000m men’s final at the Commonwealth Games on Friday night in Glasgow, Scotland.
Sebahire finished ninth clocking a personal best time of 28:03.88, making a drastic improvement to his previous best of 29:37.09, while debutant Muhitira finished 10th with a personal improvement of 28:17.07 from 29:53.66.
Ndayikengurukiye came in the 13th position after clocking 28:40.44, a big improvement his previous best personal best of 29:43.36.
Ugandan Moses Kipsiro, who secured the 5,000m and 10,000m double at Delhi 2010, edged clear with virtually his final stride of the 25-lap race to win gold in a time of 27min 56.11sec.
A few metres earlier, the 27-year-old had appeared out of the reckoning as Canadian Cameron Levins, a training partner of England’s absent world and Olympic champion Mo Farah, made a valiant attempt to surge ahead.
Kenya’s Josphat Bett ensured it was a three-horse race by overhauling the Canadian before being agonizingly piped to the line by his African rival.
It was a finish that conjured memories of other great 10,000m races of the past, including the dual between Kenya’s Paul Tergat and Ethiopia’s eventual winner Haile Gebrselassie at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Rwanda’s hopes for a medal now remain on the national cycling team, which competes in the road race this morning.
The team is comprised of Janvier Hadi, Gasore Hategeka, Valens Ndayisenga, Adrien Niyonshuti, Jean Bosco Nsengimana, and Bonaventure Uwizeyimana.