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Maitane Melero, seventeenth in the final of the 10,000 meters

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Euskaraz irakurri: Maitane Melero, hamazazpigarren 10,000 metroko finalean

Yasemin Cana Turkish athlete of Kenyan descent, once again hung the 10,000-meter gold medal in Munich that she had already won at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam, after dominating a race in which the Navarrese Maitane Melero finished seventeenth.

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The iruindarra, eighth in the 2018 European Championship and current Spanish champion of the distance, finished penultimate in seventeenth place with 33:46.71, far from the final winner (30:32.57).

After a few initial stages of trial and error, a lot of strategy and a stable pace, the race broke down at kilometer four, when the main group broke up, reducing to four with Yasemin Can along with the British Eilish McColganthe german Konstanze Klosterhalfen and the israeli Lonah Salpeter.

The change of pace that brought about Dog at kilometer seven she had no reaction from her opponents, so the Turkish girl, little by little, opened the distance with the rest of the athletes without too much opposition.

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In the end, Yasemine Can He took the win with a time of 30:32.57, nine seconds ahead of Eilish McColgan, recent winner of the Commonwealth Games. Third was the Israeli Lonah Chemtai Salpeterbronze medalist in the marathon at the last World Cup in Eugene and champion of 10,000 at the European Championships in Berlin 2018.

Source: Eitb

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