11 MAR 2002 General News

Bekele wins Cinque Mulini Cross

Bekele lands Five Mills crosscountry
AFP
10 March 2002 - San Vittore Olona, Italy - Ethiopia's Kenesisa Bekele won Sunday's prestigious 70th running of the Five Mills cross-country race here near Milan.

Bekele won with some ease ahead of second-placed Charles Kamathi of Kenya and another Ethiopian Assefa Mezgebu who finished third.

Yugoslavia's Olivera Jevtic won the women's race.

Leading finishers Sunday in the Five Mills (Cinque Mulini ) IAAF cross country races: Men 11.8 kilometres
1. Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia, 34 minutes, 57 seconds.
2. Charles Kamathi, Kenya, 35:08.
3. Assefa Mezgebu, Ethiopia, 35:29
4. Shadrack Kosgei, Kenya, 35:33
5. Kamiel Maase, Holland, 35:48
6. Sergei Lebid, Ukraine, 36:08
7. Sam Haughian, Great Britain, 36:30
8. Claes Nyberg, Sweden, 37:06
9. Will Levitt, England, 37:31
10.Khalid Skah, Morocco, 37: 41
___ Women 6.0 kilometres
1. Oliviera Javtic, Yugoslavia, 19 minutes, 27 seconds.
2. Miwako Yamanka, Japan, 19:56
3. Rosanna Martin, Italy, 20:01
4. Justyna Bak, Poland, 20:13
5. Mazena Michalska, Poland, 20:31