17 OCT 1999 General News

Domingos Castro victorious in Paris

Domingos Castro victorious in Paris
AFP

17 October 1999 – Paris – Portugal’s Domingo 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