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Kenyan athletes dominated the 2024 Sands China Macao International 10K

David Blett and Betty Sigei won the overall men’s and women’s categories, with their compatriots also picking up the second and third place slots.

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Kenya’s David Bett won the men’s title at the 2024 Sands China Macao International 10K race, which was held on Sunday. He achieved a new record, completing the circuit in just 29 minutes and 2 seconds, according to a statement from the Sports Bureau. 

Blett’s compatriot Betty Sigei emerged as the women’s champion, with another new record for the division – 33 minutes and 53 seconds. Kenyan athletes also came second and third in both competitions.

In the Macao residents competition, Wang Kun and Hoi Long won the men’s and women’s titles, respectively. Wang finished with a time of 33 minutes and 5 seconds; Hoi with 38 minutes and 12 seconds. Both broke the existing records for residents.

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Runners who ranked in the top 10 in the main race were eligible for a monetary prize, with the highest being US$10,000. 

This year’s main event kicked off at Sai Van Lake Square and finished inside the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium.

The Sports Bureau did not confirm how many competitors entered the 10-kilometre race, but around 10,000 people participated in last year’s event. 

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