Sonia O'Sullivan also won last year's Portsmouth event
Ireland's Sonia O'Sullivan claimed a comfortable win in Sunday's Bupa Great South Run in Portsmouth although strong winds ruined any prospects of a new world 10-mile road race record.
In last year's event O'Sullivan set a world best performance of 51
minutes, only to see it bettered by six seconds a fortnight later by Kenya's
O'Sullivan was hoping to regain the mark but the opportunity was never on as the wind battered runners but O'Sullivan still
achieved a notable victory in 53 minutes 26 seconds.
Behind O'Sullivan, teenager Charlotte Dale ran a marvellous time of 54:28
while Natalie Harvey from Australia was third in 55:43.
The men's race was won by John Yuda - Tanzania's Commonwealth 10,000m bronze-medallist crossing the line in 46:35.
Behind Yuda, Julius Kibet finished in 41:21, easily holding off the challenge
of fellow Kenyan and defending champion Simon Kasamili, who finished in 48:16.