Bupa Great Birmingham Run

Gemma Steel – smashing her own half marathon course record – and Thomas Ayeko roared to runaway victories at the Bupa Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 20-10-2013.

Steel extending her purple patch of recent form produced a personal best time of 1:10:19 to smash the mark of 1:12:21 she achieved two years while Ayeko of Uganda was equally convincing when crossing the line in 1:02:32.

It was expected Purity Kimetto a late entry might push the Briton to a sub-70 minutes performance after her victory at last week’s Peterborough half but the Kenyan still carrying that outing in her legs placed runner up in 1:12:48 ahead of Ukrainian Olga Kotovska (1:13:12).

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