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Jakarta International 10km 2008
  • June 4th, 2008

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Last weekend, the Jakarta International 10km (6.2 miles) was flagged off. Held annually by the Indonesian to celebrate the anniversary of the capital, it has grown in stature, with increasing participants yearly and class field of overseas runners attracted by the big prizes, some US$49,000 was being offered this year for top spots

The participants was flagged off and also finished at the National Monument Park (Monas) in Central Jakarta. There’s three race categories; International, National and Public. In total this year saw a total of local and foreign runners from 11 countries joined the race, with runners numbers hovering around 35,000 at last count

The race is an IAAF-affiliated race and there was a doping test for the winners of the international and national elite categories by the Indonesian Track and Field Association (PASI), in cooperation with the IAAF (the International Association of Athletics Federations)

The participation of international elite runners includes as far away as Kenya and Ukraine. But once again, it was the Kenyan showed why they’re a nation of runners, when they dominated the event, with top podium finished was grabbed by the Kenyans

Singapore was represented by Darshananth s/o Jayaraman and Elaine Lim, who had a credible finish with Darshananth 24th position placing in a time of 33:50 minutes while Elaine completed the womens category in 41:03 minutes

In the men International category, Korir John Cheruiyot of Kenya defended his title, and the second and third position was filled with Kenyans too; Patrick Kiprono 29:18 and Wilberforce Talel Ka 29:20

Cheruiyot finished in a time of 29:15, in record time, some eight seconds faster than last year. That winning effort garnered him US11,000 richer who claimed he just had two months to prepare for the race. Not bad for a two months of training. He now aims to qualify for Beijing Olympic Games

The women’s International category saw Nataliya Berkut of Ukraine takes top spot in a time of 32:10. While second placed Dulce Maria Rodriguez (33:20) of Mexico outpacing Ethiopia’s Gigi Asha Roba (33:36) in the last phase of the run, for second and third spot

The race also saw SEA Games 2007 5000m gold medalist women’s Triyaningsih finishing fourth in Women’s International Division and Yahuza, a SEA Games 2007 marathon champion had to content with second place in Men’s National Division

Winners of the men’s and women’s International pocketed US$11,000 dollars each, while those placed second received US$6,000 and third took US$4,000 dollars.

International – Men Division
1. Korir John Cheruiyot (29:15) Kenya
2. Patrick Kiprono (29:18) Kenya
3. Wilberforce Talel Ka (29:20) Kenya
24. Darshananth s/o Jayaraman (33:50) Singapore

International – Women Division
1. Nataliya Berkut (32:10) Ukraine
2. Dulce Maria Rodriguez (33:20) Mexico
3. Gigi Asha Roba (33:36) Ethiopia
4. Triyaningsih (33:43) Indonesia
NA. Elaine Lim (41:03) Singapore

National – Women Division
1. Rini Budiarti (34:48) East Kalimantan
2. Ferry M. Subnafeu (37:01)
3. Olivia Sadi (37:51)

National – Men Division
1. Jauhari Johan (31:24) South Sumatra
2. Yahuza (31:50) East Kalimantan
3. Musi Amin (32:02) East Java

Public – Men Division
1. Feri Junaedi (32:21)
2. Ari Swandana (32:42)
3. Abdul Manan (32:52)

Public – Women Division
1. Novita Andriani (38:52)
2. Nining (39:29)
3. Raquel (40:09)

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Posted by Uncle Sha.
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