World 5000m silver medallist champion Beatrice Chebet took the top honors at the 18th edition of the Cross Internacional de Atapuerca held on Sunday (13) in Atapuerca, Spain.
The 22-year-old who was the runner-up last year in Atapuerca and Elgoibar and then finished third in Seville, took charge of the 8km race with two laps to go and she never looked back cutting the tape in a time of 25:37 with Ethiopian-born Israeli Selamawit Teferi following her in second place in 25:50.
World U20 1500m bronze medallist Purity Chepkirui closed the podium three finishes in 25:50.
The race favorite, Luci Mawia from Kenya who already had wins in Bydgoszcz and Soria to her creditthis year, finished in fourth with Zerfe Wondimagegn from Ethiopia coming home in fifth in 25:50 and 26:08 respectively.
- Beatrice Chebet (KEN) 25:37
- Selamawit Teferi (ISR) 25:50
- Purity Chepkirui (KEN) 25:50
- Luci Maiwa (KEN) 25:50
- Zerfe Wondiemag (ETH) 26:08