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Tulu triumphs in London

Derartu Tulu won the Hydro Active Women’s Challenge

in Hyde Park, London, outkicking Susan Chepkemei in the

final stages of the five kilometres race. Ethiopia's double Olympic

10,000m champion, piling on

the pressure in the final 400 metres, crossed the line in 15:30 minutes

, beating her Kenyan rival by five seconds. New Zealand’s Kim Smith –

recent winner of the World

University Games 5,000m track title – was third in 15:50 minutes , more

than 30 seconds ahead of the first Briton, Julia Bleasdale.

The winning time was some way slower than Paula

Radcliffe’s 2003 world record of 14:51 minutes which she shares with

Tirunesh Dibaba, but Tulu the latter star's cousin,