SLIDESHOW: Paralympian medalist coasts to Cusworth 10K win

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Ethiopian Paralympian Wondiye Fikre Indelbu won Sunday’s Cusworth 10K - with plenty to spare.

The Middlesbrough-based athlete left some of the region’s best athletes trailing in his wake as he clocked a winning time of 31:36 in the borough’s final road race of the season.

Wondiye Fikre Indelbu comes first in the Cusworth 10K with a time of 31.33. (Buy this photo D1203TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

Wondiye Fikre Indelbu comes first in the Cusworth 10K with a time of 31.33. (Buy this photo D1203TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

Fikre Indelbu lost an eye and the lower part of his right arm in a hand-grenade attack on his home in Ethiopia when he was nine years old. Last summer he became Ethiopia’s first Paralympics medalist in the country’s history by winning silver at London in the T46 1500m.

Almost three minutes behind Fikre Indelbu were Retford AC veterans Peter Tallents and Benjamin Harris. Dean Watson was first home for host club Doncaster, finishing eighth in a time of 36:15.

Doncaster Athletic Club’s Jayne Baldwin was the first woman to cross the finish line, clocking 39:23.

A total of 429 runners competed in the picturesque main race, which started and finished in the grounds of Cusworth Hall.

The Doncaster Athletic Club members who took part  in the Cusworth 10K .  (Buy this photo D1209TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

The Doncaster Athletic Club members who took part in the Cusworth 10K . (Buy this photo D1209TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

The main event was preceded by a fun run, won by Doncaster AC’s Harry McCrae in a time of 07:04.

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Runners take part in the Cusworth 10K.  Picture: Tony Saxton

Runners take part in the Cusworth 10K. Picture: Tony Saxton