Birell Prague Grand Prix

The record-breaking Birell Prague Grand Prix: the best results of the year; moreover two women managed to run under 30 min

08 Sep 2019 15:02
Jean-Loup Fenaux
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The 24th annual Birell Grand Prix Prague 5&10 km, the IAAF Gold Label race, was truly thrilling and record-breaking! Kenyan Geoffrey Koech set the best time of this season and the fourth best performance ever clocking 27:02. In the women’s category, Sheila Chepkirui from Kenya dominated with 29:57. For the first time in history two women managed to run in one

Koech and Chemutai lead the fields at Prague 10km

05 Sep 2019 07:00
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Prague plays host to yet another world record! Joyciline Jepkosgei from the RunCzech Racing Team triumphs at the Birell Prague Grand Prix

11 Sep 2017 15:18
Jean-Loup Fenaux
The 22nd Birell Prague Grand Prix (the sixth event of this year’s RunCzech Running League) was an unforgettable occasion. RunCzech Racing Team member Joyciline Jepkosgei has become the first woman in history to complete the ten-kilometre road race in less than 30 minutes. Her time of 29:43 meant a new world record (to be ratified), thus also enhancing her own world

Birell Prague Grand Prix Highlights and Elite Field

06 Sep 2017 15:28
Jean-Loup Fenaux
On Saturday’s evening September 9, the illuminated streets of Prague play host thousands of runners and spectators along the course. The first of the two races – the adidas Women’s Race 5 km – is a purely women’s affair. Open to all runners while also featuring international stars, the second race – the Birell 10k Race – kicks off just as

Viola Jepchumba Flirts With World Record, Kipyatich Surprise Men’s Winner

12 Sep 2016 15:36
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Last April, Kenya’s Viola Jepchumba thundered through the first 10 kilometers of the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon in 30:29 and then sailed on to victory in 1:05.51. Her 10K split was a world leader and made her the #3 10K road performer of all time. But wait, there’s more. Her world-leading finishing time also made her the #3 half marathon performer

Highlights of the Birell Prague Grand Prix

08 Sep 2016 14:03
Jean-Loup Fenaux
During the second weekend in September, thousands of runners and spectators flock to the lit up streets of night-time Prague. The first of the two races, the adidas Women’s Run 5 km is exclusively for ladies. Kicking off just as the sun is setting and featuring an impressive number of world-class, long distance stars, the second race – the Birell 10

Daniel Chebii is searching for a Hat-Trick, Violah Jepchumba dreams to smash the Race Record

31 Aug 2016 14:20
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Defending champion Daniel Chebii of Kenya, the fifth fastest man in 10K so far this year, will chase his third victory, while Kenya’s Violah Jepchumba holds the 2016 world leading time in 10K, aiming to win with a new race record at the 21st edition of the Birell Grand Prix. The 2015 Birell Prague Grand Prix champion Daniel Chebii will defend

Peres Jepchirchir runs world 10k lead to win women’s title at Birell Prague Grand Prix; Daniel Chebii confirms Kenyan domination with victory in men’s race

06 Sep 2015 15:55
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Peres Jepchirchir gave ample proof of her status as a rising star among the distance events by running 30:55, the fastest time in the world for the women’s 10k, to take top honours and break the course record at the Birell Prague Grand Prix. Her solo run from the gun secured the 21-year-old her most impressive career win on the road.

Birell Prague Grand Prix on Saturday

03 Sep 2015 15:45
Jean-Loup Fenaux
*Geoffrey Ronoh sets sights on his own course record while Kenyans Caroline Kilel and Viola Jelagat head strong women’s field Geoffrey Ronoh, the defending champion in the Birell Prague Grand Prix, leads parallel lives. He is as committed to his career as a Wildlife Ranger in Kenya, combating the menace of poachers, as he is to breaking his own course record

Anticipation high for return of event record holder Geoffrey Ronoh to Birell Prague Grand Prix

21 Aug 2015 13:35
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Geoffrey Ronoh will return to the city where he staked his claim as one of the rising stars of road racing last year when he lines up in the Birell Prague Grand Prix on September 5. The Kenyan is the defending champion and course record holder with 27:28 for the 20th edition of this Saturday evening 10k race, one of the

Geoffrey Ronoh upstages Geoffrey Mutai and breaks course record in Birell Prague Grand Prix 10k, Correti Jepkoech wins women’s title

07 Sep 2014 05:05
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Geoffrey Ronoh is fast making a reputation as the man to challenge and beat the cream of the distance running world. The Kenyan countered every move that his compatriot Geoffrey Mutai made to win the Birell Prague Grand Prix in warm, humid conditions on Saturday evening, smashing the course record with 27:28, the second fastest time in the world this year.

Geoffrey Mutai faces tough challenge from rising star Geoffrey Ronoh in Birell Prague Grand Prix, 10k

05 Sep 2014 13:45
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Geoffrey Mutai’s competitive edge could be tested to the limit in the Birell 10 km Race on Saturday evening (September 6) by a fellow Kenyan who deserved the title of an unknown on the international scene two months ago. The Birell Prague Grand Prix – IAAF Gold Label Race – is a part of the RunCzech Running League. While Mutai’s credentials