Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto took the top honors at Cross Internacional de Itálica which is a World Athletics Cross Country Tour which is the fifth Gold meeting of the season that was held on Sunday (21) in Santiponce, Italy.
Jeruto who finished in fourth-place at the Cross de Atapuerca took command of the race at the finishing point to out sprint Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo from Kenya cutting the tape in 24:22 with Chelimo coming home a second later.
Betrice Chebet closed the first three podium finishes in 24:35.
Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi, who finished sixth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, crossed the line in fourth while Ghebreneyohannes Rahel from Eritrea came home in fifth in 24:38 and 24:58 respectively.
- Norah Tanui Jeruto (KEN) 24:22
- Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo (KEN) 24:23
- Beatrice CHEBET (KEN) 24:35
- Senbere Teferi (ETH) 24:38
- Ghebreneyohannes Rahel (ETI) 24:58