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The Night of 10,000m PBs happening in London, UK on Saturday features 30 men who have run sub-29:00 in the final section alone. And there are 26 more who have run sub-30:00. At least 227 sub-elite and elite men will be racing, at least four of whom have run sub-28:00.
The UK Athletics Championships’ main event features Great Britain’s Sam Atkin (27:26), Italy’s Yemaneberhan Crippa (27:30), and Germany’s Richard Ringer (27:55). Twenty-five-year-old Ayala Gashau of Isreal ran 28:03.20 at the end of April. His marathon best is a solid 2:09:30. The meet Saturday may be a good opportunity for him to get well into the 27s and compete for the win.
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Crippa owns a very fast 59:26 half-marathon best. The performance from February is a national record. The 25-year-old owns five other national records including the 10,000m best of 27:10.76. The entry list has him seeded with a 27:30. His brother Nekagenet Crippa owns a lifetime best of 27:51.93 from June last year.
The Crippa’s could go 1-2. For European athletes, 2022 is a big year with the Munich European Championships happening Aug. 15-21 and Eugene World Athletics Championships July 15-24. Athletes from Great Britain also have the Birmingham Commonwealth Games to consider. They take place from July, 28 to Aug. 8.
Commonwealth Games standards: Men — (GB 28:00.00), 27:30.90 — Women — 31:00.00
European Athletics Championships standards: Men — 28:15 — Women — 32:20.00
World Athletics Championships standards: Men — 27:28.00 — Women — 31:25.00
Although Eilish McColgan is not indicated on the entry list, she is apparently racing the UK Athletics Championships Saturday. She’s on a roll and may bring down the national record.
February last year she clocked a 30:58.94 performance. The Scottish record is held by her mother Liz McColgan-Nuttall at 30:57.07. Paula Radcliffe owns the British record at 30:01.09. It may be a tall task to take nearly 58 seconds off her personal best, but she is favoured to win and can certainly improve upon the Scottish record.
3:02km pace🏃🏼♀️🚴🏾♂️💨 Casually chasing men through the streets of London on a bank holiday Monday.. 🤩🙃— Eilish McColgan (@EilishMccolgan) May 5, 2022
Big summer of racing ahead, so it’s right back to work.
A few people asked me to share my race splits and data on strava, so i’ll get it uploaded this evening! 😎 @ASICSeurope pic.twitter.com/jaBBkVqoje
Great Britain’s Jessica Judd is an interesting athlete with a strong range. Her 1500m best is 4:03.73, which garners an 1176 points performance rating. Her 31:20.96 best 1174 and half-marathon of 67:52 is also valued at 1174 points, which she ran in January this year.
There may be a fight for second place between 27-year-old Swede Sarah Lahti and Judd. The former has clocked a 31:11.12 from one year ago. Amy Eloise-Markovc could make the race interesting. The 26-year-old owns a best of 31:25.91. Eloise-Markovc owns European Indoor Championships gold in the 3000m event. She is based in the US but competes for Great Britain.
As for McColgan, she ran a road 30:23 at the Vitality London 10K two weeks ago. She had run the road 10K event as fast as 30:52 prior. McColgan currently holds eight national bests or national records from 3000m steeplechase (9:35.82) to the half-marathon at 66:26. In this race, she missed Radcliffe’s British and European road record by just two seconds but improved upon her mother and coach’s (Liz McColgan-Nuttall’s) record of 30:38 which had stood since 1989.
She is the favourite Saturday.
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