The Kenyan clocked a time of 27:50 minutes at the third edition of the „Berlin 10k Invitational“. With this, 25-year-old Daniel Ebenyo beat the previous annual world best time of Ethiopian Abe Gashahun by exactly 30 seconds.
Miriam Dattke (LG Telis Finanz Regensburg) won the women’s race with a personal best of 31:38 minutes ahead of Bojana Bjeljac (Croatia/32:12) and Laura Hottenrott (TV Wattenscheid/32:13). Miriam Dattke became the fourth fastest German runner ever over the 10km distance in Berlin. The previous world best time for the year was held by Australian Lisa Weightman with 31:50 minutes.
The elite-only race, held on a flat shuttle course in the southeast of the city with no spectators and under strict hygiene conditions, saw some 125 athletes split between several races.
Daniel Ebenyo – Photo: Barbara Winter
While Ebenyo won his heat by a wide margin, Samuel Fitwi (LG Vulkaneifel) prevailed in another heat in 28:00 minutes, just one second ahead of Simon Boch (LG Telis Finanz Regensburg). Third here was Ilyas Osman (Somalia) in 28:03.
Fitwi’s time is a European best for the year. In the list of the fastest German 10-km runners of all time, Fitwi moved up to fourth place with his personal best time.