Nicholas Kimeli graduated into senior men’s race with a bang at the 19th edition of the Ndalat Gaa Cross Country that was held on Saturday (14) in Nandi County.
Kimeli who last year finished in third place as a junior in last year’s edition but today trounced the best when he cut the tape in 31:05.06 and was followed by Noah Kipkemboi of 31:10.00 with third place going to Emmanuel Bor of 31:14.04.
The 19 year-old said he is eyeing the Africa Cross Country Championships and he expects to win gold. But his main agenda is to feature into next year’s Diamond league and cut a ticket to the Commonwealth Games.
“I will turn 20 years next year but I wanted to test myself with the seniors because am chasing two important slots of Diamond League and Commonwealth Games,” Kimeli said.
1. Nicholas Kimeli 31:05.06
2. Noah Kipkemboi 31:10.00
3. Emmanuel Bor 31:14.04
4. Bernard Kipkemei 31:20.00
5. Mathew Kisorio 31:23.08