Merga and Kibet triumph at 38th Bozen/Bolzano Run

Imane Merga on the way to winning BoClassic ahead of Mo Farah in 2010

Ethiopia’s Imane Merga, the 2011 Cross-Country World champion and Kenya’s Sylvia Kibet celebrated their second victory at the Bozen/Bolzano’s New Year’s Eve run on Monday as the duel between Kenya and Ethiopia ended in a tie.

Longosiwa and Merga set for new year eve's face-off in Bozen/Bolzano

Thomas Longosiwa at the London Olympics 2012/ Photo: Cameron Spencer

Olympic bronze medalist Thomas Longosiwa (Kenya) to face World Champion Imane Merga (Ethiopia) at the 38th edition of the international New Year's Eve Run BOclassic in Bozen/Bolzano.

BOclassic: Out of two make three ... World Champions!

Mo Farah, Imane Merga, Edwin Soi & Silas Kipruto (Foto: BOclassic/Daniele Mosna)

The 37th edition of Bozen/Bolzano's New Year's Eve Run for the first time with three reigning world champions - title holders Imane Merga and Vivian Cheruiyot, half marathon world champion Wilson Kiprop.

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