World U20 5000m champion, Beatrice Chebet gave Kenya her third gold medal at the ongoing Africa Senior Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius.
Chebet who is also the 2019 World U20 Cross Country champion battled for honors with the Ethiopian 10km National Record holder, Fentaye Azale who came to this race with the second fastest time of 14:44.51.
The 22 year-old Kenyan held off her Ethiopian counter to cross the finish line in a time of 15:00.82 with the latter crossing the line in second place in 15:01.89.
Caroline from Kenya closed the podium three finishes in a time of 15:05.34.
Ethiopia’s Melknat Sharew and Sarah Chelangat from Uganda who has a bad season with injuries that has kept her out of action came home in fourth and fifth in 15:08.65 and 15:37.68 respectively.
Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya finished a distant sixth in 16:03.24.
- Beatrice Chebet (KEN) 15:00.82
- Fentaye Azale (ETH) 15:01.89
- Caroline Nyaga (KEN) 15:05.34
- Melknat Sharew (ETH) 15:08.65
- Sarah Chelangat (UGA) 15:37.68
- Caster Semenya (RSA) 16:03.24