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Corrida de Langueux

The Corrida de Langueux is an annual 10 kilometres road running competition which is held in Langueux, Brittany, France every June. The competition is organised by the Union Athlétique Langueux.[1] The elite 10K races for men and women have IAAF Bronze Label Road Race status.[2] The race was selected to be the French 10K championship race in 2003, 2008 and 2010.[3]

There are elite and popular races over 10 km, as well as a races for younger athletes and wheelchair racers.[4] Furthermore, an annual 20 km hike (la randonnée) is held in conjunction with the running events. The hike takes walkers across the Bay of Saint-Brieuc at low tide and then through the peninsula of Hillion.[5] In 2009 over 500 people took part in the hike, over 450 young runners took part in the youth race, and over 850 runners ran the popular 10K race. In total, the day's events attract almost 2000 participants every year, from elite runners to disabled athletes.[4] On top of this, around 15,000 spectators watch the race in the centre of the village[2] – a number which is more than double the population of Langueux.[6]

The course is double-looped and encompasses the village centre, passing points of interest including the Langueux church and sports complex.[7] Past winners of the race include 1998 Olympic fourth placer Jean-Louis Prianon, World Championship marathon runner Nadia Ejjafini, and 2006 Lille Half Marathon winner Meriem Wangari.

The course records for the race are 27:46 minutes for men, set by Atsedu Tsegay in 2011,[8] and 31:48 minutes for women, set by Christelle Daunay in 2012.

Past elite 10K winners

Key:       Course record       Country's championship race

Edition Year Men's winner Time (m:s) Women's winner Time (m:s)
1st 1991  Joël Lucas (FRA)  Denise Le Blanc (FRA)
2nd 1992  Didier Bernard (FRA)  Odile Tournevache (FRA)
3rd 1993  Jean-Louis Prianon (FRA)  Valérie Chauvel (FRA)
4th 1994  Noureddine Sobhi (FRA)  Odile Ohier (FRA)
5th 1995  Julius Koech (KEN)  Selina Chirchir (KEN)
6th 1996  Didier Sainthorand (FRA)  Valentina Enachi (MDA)
7th 1997  John Gwako (KEN)  Restituta Joseph (TAN)
8th 1998  Julius Koech (KEN)  Jackline Torori (KEN)
9th 1999  Phaustin Baha Sulle (TAN)  Restituta Joseph (TAN)
10th 2000  David Ndegwa Maina (KEN)  Nancy Omwenga (KEN)
11th 2001  Mickaël Thomas (FRA)  Nancy Omwenga (KEN)
12th 2002  George Morara (KEN) 28:47  Nancy Omwenga (KEN) 33:33
13th 2003  George Morara (KEN) 28:19  Fatima Yvelain (FRA) 32:44
14th 2004  Gordon Mugi Mahugu (KEN) 28:46  Carmen Oliveras (FRA) 33:24
15th 2005  Francis Komu Wachira (KEN) 28:46  Corinne Raux (FRA) 33:52
16th 2006  Samir Eraouia (MAR) 28:45  Nadia Ejjafini (BHR) 32:28
17th 2007  Abdellah Falil (MAR) 27:56  Nadia Ejjafini (BHR) 32:39
18th 2008  El Hassan Lahssini (FRA) 28:45  Carmen Oliveras (FRA) 34:01
19th 2009  Rachid Kisri (MAR) 28:40  Meriem Wangari (KEN) 32:33
20th 2010  Azmeraw Bekele (ETH) 28:13  Meriem Wangari (KEN) 32:55
21st 2011  Atsedu Tsegay (ETH) 27:46  Meriem Wangari (KEN) 32:31
22nd 2012  Fikadu Haftu (ETH) 28:17  Christelle Daunay (FRA) 31:48
23rd 2013  Tesfaye Abera (ETH) 28:21  Fantu Eticha (ETH) 32:22

References

List of winners
  • Resultats (French). Corrida de Langueux. Retrieved on 2010-06-29.

External links

  • Official website (French)
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