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IAAF.org: Lel takes gold for Kenya as Tanzania win first team gold

the race had had been dominated by a tightly bunched lead pack of ten athletes

2003-10-06

After a closely run race, Martin Lel won the final sprint to snatch individual gold for Kenya in the men’s race in Vilamoura this morning, while a gutsy run from John Yuda won Tanzania its first ever team gold in the World Half Marathon Championships.

For much of the 21 kilometres of this World Half Marathon Championships, the race had had been dominated by a tightly bunched lead pack of ten athletes, with the East Africa nations of Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania contesting both individual and team honours.

With Tanzania’s John Yuda – who had won bronze in the previous two editions – largely touted as a favourite for the highest step of the podium, the Tanzania team set out determined to make this a self-fulfilling prophecy, going out hard from the start, but unable to detach themselves from the rest of the East African field in the first kilometres.

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