Joseph Ebuya Prevails In Italian XC Race

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jan. 7, 2011
  • Updated Jan. 7, 2011 at 10:03 AM UTC

Joseph Ebuya led the Kenyan contingent at the Campaccio EA Permit Meeting. Photo: IAAF

It was a Kenyan sweep in the men’s race.

Joseph Ebuya, the current World Cross-Country Champion, won the 54th Campaccio EA Permit Meeting, which was held in the Italian city of San Giorgio su Legnano. Ebuya, a Kenyan, clocked a 28:15 for the 10K race. Second place went to Leonard Komon who came in four seconds later, while Dennis Masai settled for third, making it a Kenyan sweep at the medal podium for the men.

“It was not an easy race because Komon was very strong today,” said Ebuya afterwards. “After I saw that I could not break away from Komon, I decided to save energy for the final sprint where I was confident to take the win. This win gives me the confidence that I can win my second world title.”

In the women’s 6K race, Aniko Kalovics of Hungary broke the tape first with a 20:04–her fourth Campaccio title.

“I decided to take part in the Campaccio only after finishing fourth at the Boclassic in Bolzano which boosted my confidence after a difficult period,” she said. “I am well known here in Italy and for this reason I was a bit nervous before the race because I felt that I had to win.”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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