Five-times European Championship medallist, Yasmine Can took the top honors at the 31st edition of the Cross Internacional de Itálica held on Sunday (20) in Santiponce, Spain.
The four-time European Cross Country champion, didn’t have an easy ride as he fought a deep elite field that included the Tokyo 3000m women steeplechase champion, Peruth Chemutai from Uganda and the World U20 1500m champion, Purity Chepkirui from Kenya.
The 25 year-old who officially became eligible to represent Turkey at international competitions in 2016 cut the tape in a time of 32:31 with Chumutai coming home in second place three seconds later.
The 19 year-old Kenyan closed the podium three finishes in 33:47.
Spanish U23 Champion, Isabel Barreiro and Spain’s 5000m National Indoor champion Marta Garcia crossed the finish line fourth and fifth place in a time of 33:57 and 34:07 respectively.
- Yasmine Can (TUK) 32:31
- Peruth Chemutai (UGA) 32:34
- Purity Chepkirui (KEN) 33:47
- Isabel Barreiro (ITA) 33:57
- Marta Garcia (SPN) 34:07