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Kiprop holds on to win 10,000 metres

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MELBOURNE, Mar 25 (Reuters) Ugandan Boniface Kiprop broke Kenya's dominance of distance events at the Commonwealth Games when he held on to win the 10,000 metres final today.

Kiprop, fourth at the Athens Olympics and the world championships, held off a three-man challenge for most of the race and still had enough for one last sprint to win in 27 minutes 50.99 seconds.

Kenyan Geoffrey Kipngeno tried to catch Kiprop over the final 200m but had to settle for the silver medal in 27:51.16. Tanzania's Fabian Naasi took the bronze in 27:51.99 with Kenya's Paul Langat fourth.

All four had vied for the lead after breaking clear of the the pack after about 10 laps but Kipngeno, Naasi and Langat were unable to make a decisive break away from the Ugandan.

REUTERS PM RN1532

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