Kenenisa Bekele retains Great Ireland Run title in Dublin

Kenenisa Bekele
Kenenisa Bekele

Ethiopia's triple Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele has retained his Great Ireland Run 10km men's title in Dublin.

Bekele produced a superb performance to win in a time of 28:51 despite gusting winds reaching 50mph.

Ukranian Sergey Lebid finished second in 29:08, with another Kenyan, Ibrahim Jeilan, third in 29:18.

Lauren Howarth won a closely contested women's race with 33:36, beating defending champion Gemma Steel by 13 seconds, with Julia Bleasdale third.

Stephen Scullion was the first Irish competitor home in the men's race, taking seventh in 30:15.

Linda Byrne was the host nation's leading woman in 34:24.