Geoffrey Mutai on the way to his 27:19 win in Boston (Victah Sailer) © Copyright
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Mutai sizzles 27:19 in Boston 10Km

Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai won the inaugural BAA 10K on Sunday (26) in 27:19, marking his second victory in Boston since April when he won the Boston Marathon in 2:03:02, the fastest time ever run.


The 29-year-old separated from the field after half-way, dropping a 4:18 mile to leave Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam and another Kenyan, Sam Chelanga, behind. Gebremariam wound up second in 28:11, while Moses Mosop finished third in 28:29. Chelanga, running in his professional debut, finished fourth in 28:31.


Mutai may have been inspired for such a performance after finding out last night that his wife gave birth to their second child, a yet-to-be-named baby girl. As is Kenyan tradition, Mutai and his wife will decide on a name for their child in the coming days, once he returns home.


The women's race also saw a Boston Marathon champion come out on top. Caroline Kilel of Kenya broke from New Zealand's Kim Smith early on and broke the tape in 31:58. After the race, Kilel said she loves Boston, as well as the race course.


In its first year, the race boasted 3040 finishers.


Organisers for the IAAF


Leading Results -

Men:

1. Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) – 27:19

2. Gebre Gebremariam (ETH) – 28:11

3. Moses Mosop (KEN) – 28:29

4. Samuel Chelanga (KEN) – 28:31

5. Samuel Ndereba (KEN) – 29:01

6. Shawn Forrest (AUS) – 29:10

7. Simon Ndirangu (KEN) – 29:30

8. Joseph Chirlee (KEN) – 29:37

9. Elkanah Kibet (KEN) – 30:13

10. Timothy Ritchie (USA) – 30:26


Women:

1. Caroline Kilel (KEN) – 31:58

2. Kim Smith (NZL) – 32:06

3. Misiker Demissie (ETH) – 33:08

4. Heather Cappello (USA) – 33:32

5. Benita Willis (USA) – 34:11

6. Katie Dicamillo (USA) – 34:26

7. Jennifer Campbell (USA) – 35:42

8. Caroline Bjune (USA) – 36:08

9. Trina Painter (USA) – 36:13

10. Mary Kate Champagne (USA) – 36:38