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31 May

Olympian Not Coasting In Folkestone

Ray Latala and Natalie Harvey - winners at Folkestone 10K 2016

Natalie Harvey is the most accomplished athlete to have graced the Folkestone Coastal 10K in the five years the event has been held. The 41-year-old ran in the green and gold of Australia in two Olympics - competing in the 5000m at Atlanta in 1996 and 10,000m in the Sydney 2000 Games - as well as seven World Cross Country Championships between 1998 and 2006 and the Commonwealth Games 5000m (9th, 15:51.94) in Melbourne in 2006. Harvey (South London Harriers, 37.31) - whose personal best for 10k is 32:56 - was a clear winner of the 2016 women’s race from Sarah Pennington (Southend, 40.47) and Folkestone Running Club’s Deborah Jeffery (W45, 41.13).

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24 May

Ethiopians Shine In Manchester

Bekele on his way to victoryPre-race favourites Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba both turned out performances that have come to define their stellar careers with victory at Sunday’s (22 May) Great Manchester Run. As anticipated, Europe’s largest 10k road race drew in an impressive field with more than 25,000 competitors making their way to the north west.

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