Dawit Seyaum stuns Beatrice Chebet at Campaccio Cross Country

Dawit Seyaum stuns Beatrice Chebet at Campaccio Cross Country

World Indoor silver medallist Champion Dawit Seyaum proved a nut too hard to break as she trounced the 2018 World U20 5000m champion, Beatrice Chebet at the 65th edition of Campaccio that was held on Thursday (6) in in San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy.

Seyaum ran away with her second consecutive win on Italian soil six days after claiming the victory at the 5 km Boclassic road race on New Year’s Eve, where she set the fastest time in 5k history of 14:39 in Lille last year.

Seyaum, Rahel Daniel Ghebreyohannes and Chebet broke away from the rest of the field with 500 metres The 26 years-old launched her final sprint with 300 metres to go to cut the tape in 18:48 beating Ghebreyohannes by just one second in a close race.

Chebet closed the first three podium finishes in 18:51 to finish in top three at this season’s World Cross Country Tour after finishing second to Ghebreyohannes in Atapuerca and third in Seville.

Ethiopia’s Fantaye Belayneh finished and her compatriot Eisa Medina came home in fourth and fifth in 18:56 and 19:05 respectively.

Reigning 5000m European under 23champion Nadia Battocletti from Italy was the top Italian runner in sixth place in 19:06 sharing the same time as Klara Lukan from Slovenia.

LEADING RESULTS

6.6 KM WOMEN

  1. Seyaum Dawit                    (ETH) 18:48
  2. Ghebreyohannes Daniel  (ERI)  18:49
  3. Chebet Beatrice                 (KEN) 18:51
  4. Belayneh Fantaye             (ETH) 18:56
  5. Medina Eisa                       (ETH)19:05
  6. Battocletti Nadia              (ITA) 19:06
  7. Lukan Klara                       (SLO) 19:06
  8. Muli Lucy Mawia              (KEN) 19:15
  9. Arnaudo Anna                  (ITA)  19:41
  10. Eva Cherono                     (KEN) 19:58