Reigning world U20m champion Emmanuel Wanyonyi beat the World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang in the 2Km Senior Mens’ at the Iten Cross Country Meeting held on held on Saturday (13) at Iten Grounds, Elgeyo Marakwet County.
The 17 year-old edged out the newly crowned Africa 1500m champion at the tape to take the title in a time of 5:47.5 with Kipsang crossing the line in second three seconds later.
Daniel Kosen from IkaIka Club closed the podium three finishes in 5:49.6.
Mathew Kipsang of Kenya Defense Foerces and Geoffrey Rono from, Torongofinished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 5:52.1 and 5:57.6 respectively.
This race will be used to select the mixed relay team. Athletics Kenya will select the first 3 athletes to cross the finish line for both women and men will be automatically selected to represent the country at the World Cross Chmapionships that will be held in Australia in February 2023.
The 4th and 5th athletes will be selected as reserves.
More to follow…