Ethiopia’s Webalem Ayele (33:28) and Yewbdar Gela (34:07) and Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson (35:24) place 1, 2, and 3 in Sweden’s biggest 10k for women, the 32nd Tjejmilen.
I happened to meet world class runner Isabellah Andersson from Hässelby SK two evenings before the race in a hotel elevator. She was so gracious and said hello and then I recognized her.
“You’re an elite runner“, I said.
Isabellah smiled and said,
And I asked,
“You’re here to run Tjejmilen, aren’t you“?
And she said,
“Yes. Are you“?
“I’m walking it“,
I answered. And as she got out of the elevator she smiled and turn and stood as the doors were closing and said,
“Oh that’s good! What matters is that you’re doing it“.
And I did. Jag gjorde det!