17 OCT 1999 Report Paris, France

Domingos Castro victorious in Paris

Domingos Castro at the 1995 IAAF World Cross Country Championships (Getty Images)Domingos Castro at the 1995 IAAF World Cross Country Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright

Portugal’s Domingos Castro outsprinted African representatives on Sunday to win the 21th edition of the "20km of Paris" in 57:54. He finished ahead of Kenya’s Luke Metto and Morocco’s Lahoucine Mirikik with whom he had broken away from the leading group respectively by 1 and 5 seconds.

But there was an African victory in the women’s race thanks to Ethiopia’s Adere Berhane who clocked 1:06:36 ahead of Russia’s Ludmila Biktacheva and Romania’s Alina Tecuta

Leading Results
Men
1. Domingos Castro (POR) 57:54
2. Luke Metto (KEN) 57:55
3. Lahoucine Mrikik (MAR) 57:59
4. David Maina (KEN) 58:09
5. Fekadu Degefu (ETH) 58:16
6. Faustin Baha (TAN) 58:20
7. Wlliam Cheferit (KEN) 58:41
8. Abdellah Behar (FRA) 58:42
9. John Nadasaya (TAN) 59:18
10. Gebre Gebremarian (ETH) 59:23

Women
1. Adere Berhane (ETH) 1:06:36
2. Ludmila Biktacheva (RUS) 1:07.00
3. Alina Tecuta (ROU) 1:07:02
4. Isabellah Ochici (KEN) 1:07:03
5. Urge Getenesh (ETH) 1:07:21
6. Aime Njeri (KEN) 1:09:07
7. Irina Kazakova (FRA) 1:10:38
8. Lidya Vassilievskaia (RUS) 1:10:52
9. Angelne Kanana (KEN) 1:12:02
10. Fauftine Keytany (KEN) 1:14:02