October 9, 2005
John Yuda 46:45
Derartu Tulu 51:27
Hot on the heels of the world's biggest half-marathon, came Britain's biggest 10-mile road race on October 9. The Bupa Great South Run may not have the glamour of its Great North stablemate, but a field of 16,000 turned out to fill the streets of Portsmouth.
For most of the field that meant following the throng ahead from start to finish, but for the leaders of the men's race things weren't so simple. John Yuda of Tanzania, the eventual winner, was among a group who briefly followed a television motorbike off the course rather than follow the lead car, but his time of 46:45 showed the detour wasn't serious. Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia made no mistakes in the women's race, winning in 51:27.