Jo Pavey (GBR) added the AAA’s 10,000m title to the many shorter distance titles that she has won with an excellent 31:26 in wet conditions in Watford. Pavey, who was paced to perfection by Nancy Wambui (KEN) and Linet Masai (KEN), went through 5000m in 15:50 before picking up the pace in the final 2km, to finish easily inside the IAAF World Championships and Olympic Games qualifying standards. At the same meeting Paul Korir (KEN) won the 1500m, while James McIlroy (GBR) took 2nd in the 800m.
African 10,000m Champion Moses Kipsiro (UGA) beat training partner Joseph Ebuya (KEN) in a sprint finish to win the 3000m in the Cork City Sports. Gemal Belal Salem (QAT) placed 3rd. Laban Rotich (KEN) finished 2nd in the men’s 1500m, ahead of James Nolan (IRL) in 5th.
In the 2007 Moscow Cup, Shadrack Kosgei (KEN) and Mike Kigen (KEN) finished 1st & 2nd in the 5000m.
Earlier in the week James McIlroy (GBR) won the 800m in a wet and cold Swedish Grand Prix meeting in Sollentuna. Laura Finucane (GBR) led Faith Macharia (KEN) and Diane Cummins (CAN) to a PACE 1-2-3 in the women’s 800m.
In the IAAF Grand Prix meeting in Ostrava, Abraham Chepkirwok (UGA) placed 3rd in the 800m in 1:45.12 while Jemma Simpson (GBR) opened her 800m season with a time of 2:00.81 in the women’s 800m. In a slow 5000m race Joseph Ebuya (KEN) placed 5th and Moses Masai (KEN) 7th with Collins Kosgei (KEN) and Wesley Kiprotich (KEN) 6th and 8th respectively in the 3000mSC.