Bianco, ItalyThe striking seafront of Bianco on August 7 celebrated the ninth edition of the Corribianco road race, with former Olympic and World champion steeplechaser, Ezekiel Kemboi the men’s race winner.
It was a weekend rich in events, thanks to the Corribianco Village, the first aubergine Festival, the numerous gastronomic specialities, the artists who entertained the children, the concert of "I Cumelca", also the typical dance called "cavalluccio", and a 2km fun run for the family which Kemboi generously took time to support.
The first lap was led by Aniko Kalovics (HUN), Meriyem Lamachi (MAR), Asmare Gislane (MAR), and Adugnana Dibaba (ETH). The 33-year-old Hungarian Kalovics forced the pace on the second lap and dropped Dibaba, and Gislane. Kalovics continued to quicken the pace and gained a margin of 30 metres but Lamachi counter attacked and led during the third lap. At about 600 metres from the end, Kalovics attacked again to win the ninth edition of Corribianco in 21:10. Second place went to Lamachi (21:17), and third place was taken by Gislane (21:37).
A race of six laps was characterized by a fast rhythm set by the Kenyans Peter Kimeli, Bill Hillary Kiprono, Kipchirchir Koech, and Kemboi, who in the second lap caught-up with his countrymen. Kimeli increases the pace further in the second lap enough to drop Koech from the leading group which left Kimeli, Kiprono and Kemboi in the fight for the remaining laps. With about 700 metres to go, Kemboi changed pace, to win in 28:32. Behind him Kimeli (28:34) and Kiprono (28:43) followed.
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