Eritrea’s Rahel Ghebreyohannes beat Beatrice Chebet almost to the fire at the 17th edition of the Cross Internacional de Atapuerca that was held on Sunday (14) in Atapuerca, Spain.
Ghebreyohannes who raced most of the time behind the two Kenyans, Chebet who is the World U20 Cross champion and and Margaret Chelimo the World5000m runner-up. The Eritrean waited patiently as she was paced by the Kenyans but she took off at the 100m mark with one of her best kick to cut the tape in 25:03.2 as Chebet came home a second later in 25:04.3. for the right moment before she took charge
Chelimo closed the first three podium finishes in 25:04.4.
Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto the 2021 steeplechase Diamond league winner crossed the line in fourth in25:06.5 with Two time world Youth 3,000m steeplechase champion Celliphine Chespol caming home in fifth in 25:18.0
- Rahel Ghebreyohannes (ERI) 25:03
- Beatrice Chebet (KEN) 25:04
- Margaret Chelimo (KEN) 25:04
- Norah Jeruto Tanui (KAZ) 25:06
- Celliphine Chespol (KEN) 25:18