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Kipsiro Wins Commonwealth Gold

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Oct. 6, 2010

Ugandan outsprints Kipchoge takes men’s 5,000 meters.

It was a tactical affair until the very end, but Ugandan Moses Kipsiro came out on top with a 13:31.25 triumph in the men’s 5,000 meters at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India on Wednesday.

Kipsiro used a late kick to sneak past reigning world champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya by seven one-hundredths of a second. Kipchoge’s countryman, Mark Kiptoo, took third in 13:32.58.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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