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Ritzenhein triumphs in 58th Campaccio Cross Country

Former American 5,000m record holder Dathan Ritzenhein triumphed at the Campaccio Cross Country in San Giorgio Su Legnano today. Ritzenhein got the better of local favourites  Andrea Lalli and Daniele Meucci over 10km in 29:08.

Lalli, the European Cross Country champion in 2012), was only a second adrift in 29:09 as European marathon champion, Daniele Meucci, rounded out the top three in 29:23.

This was a good return to racing for Ritzenhein who could potentially target the World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China on the 28th of March.

Ritzenhein takes the tape ahead of Andrea Lalli. Image: PhotoRun

Ritzenhein takes the tape ahead of Andrea Lalli. Image: PhotoRun

Janet Kisa triumphed in a Kenyan 1-2-3 in the women’s race coming home first in 19:01 followed by Peres Jepchirchir (19:01) and Betsy Saina (19:04).

Top ten results are below.

 

CLASSIFICA MASCHILE

Pos. Pos. M/F Pos. Cat. Pett. Cognome Nome Societa’ Naz. Cat. Tempo
 1  1  1  1 RITZENHEIN DATHAN  USA  SM  00:29:08
 2  2  2  7 LALLI ANDREA  G.A. FIAMME GIALLE  SM  00:29:09
 3  3  3  6 MEUCCI DANIELE  C.S. ESERCITO  SM  00:29:23
 4  4  4  10 EL MAZOURY AHMED  G.A. FIAMME GIALLE  SM  00:29:44
 5  5  5  8 NASTI PATRICK  G.A. FIAMME GIALLE  SM  00:29:44
 6  6  6  4 ZALEWSKI KRYSTIAN  POLONIA  SM  00:29:58
 7  7  7  3 AHMED MO  CANADA  SM  00:30:12
 8  8  1  59 QUAZZOLA ITALO  ATLETICA PIEMONTE ASD  PM  00:30:55
 9  9  8  38 MARZETTA FRANCOIS  G.S. FIAMME ORO PADOVA  SM  00:31:14
 10  10  1  9 BUTTAZZO GIAMMARCO  ATL. CASONE NOCETO  SM35  00:31:34

 

CLASSIFICA FEMMINILE

Pos. Pos. M/F Pos. Cat. Pett. Cognome Nome Societa’ Naz. Cat. Tempo
 1  1  1  151 KISA JANET  KENIA  SF  00:19:00
 2  2  1  152 JEPCHIRCHIR PERES  KENIA  PF  00:19:01
 3  3  2  155 SAINA BETSY  KENIA  SF  00:19:04
 4  4  1  158 WOLDU ETAGEGN  ETIOPIA  JF  00:19:45
 5  5  3  153 SPENCE NEELY  USA  SF  00:19:56
 6  6  4  156 BELETE ALMENESH  BELGIUM  SF  00:20:11
 7  7  2  154 DEL BUONO FEDERICA  G.S. FORESTALE  PF  00:20:27
 8  8  5  169 DOSSENA SARA  ATL. BRESCIA 1950  SF  00:20:36
 9  9  6  186 ROFFINO VALERIA  G.S. FIAMME AZZURRE  SF  00:20:44
 10  10  7  171 BROGIATO SARA  C.S. AERONAUTICA MILITARE  SF  00:20:52
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