Kenya’s Jesca Chelangat took the top honors at the sixth edition of the CAPE TOWN 12K CITYRUN that was held on Sunday (21) in Cape Town, South Africa.
From the gun it was a group of six that took the lead, including Chelangat, compatriot, Diana Chesang, Lesotho’s Neheng Khatala, Irvette van Zyl, Glenrose Xaba and Kesa Molotsane.
Chelangat waited until the final 2km before making her decisive move for victory as she surged and never looked back cutting the tape in a time of 40:01.
“I was confident of the win, I knew I was in great shape after running 32:18 for 10km in Kapsowar, so I was confident I could take the title.” said Chelangat.
She was followed by Khatala who came home fourteen seconds later with Chesang closing the first three podium finishes in 40:25.
Glenrose Xaba was the first South African to cross the line in fourth place a time of 40:59 taking 90 seconds off her previous best 12km time.
- Jesca Chelangat (KEN) 40:01
- Neheng Khatala (LES) 40:15
- Diana Chesang (KEN) 40:25
- Glenrose Xaba (SA ) 40:59