MATHATHI WITH COURSE RECORD AND KABUU SCORE BUPA GREAT EDINBURGH RUN VICTORIES

Kenyan's Martin Mathathi with a new course record and Lucy Kabuu scored convincing victories to win the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run titles in very wet conditions on Sunday morning.

The pair, after their solid victories at the Bupa Great North Run a fortnight earlier returned to British soil to add to those laurels with winning times of 28 minutes 03 seconds and 32min 28sec, exceptional in the unhelpful weather.

Mathathi was given a tough fight throughout his 10 kilometres race by his his fellow countryman Titus Mbishei before stifling the threat of the defending champion by five seconds with just over a kilometre to run with Tom Humphries of Great Britain third in 29:18.

Indeed 20-year-old Mbishei, with constant changes of pace which saw him constantly snatching back the leading position after the pair broke clear after two kilometres, looked as if the pressure he had exerted would see him retain his title when opening a sizeable 25m gap just after 8km.

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