World 5000m silver medallist Margaret Chelimo beat a deep elite field in the women’s 10,000m race at the 10th edition of the National Police Service Track and Field Championships that were held today (15) at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist who was making her debut in the 25-lap race fought for the honors with the former world youth silver medallist Sandrafelis Chebet and the 2015 World Cross Country Champion Stacey Chepkemboi Ndiwa.
But the 29 year-old who is also the 2015 All-Africa Games champion was too hot for the two handle as she forged ahead after dropping them with two laps to go to cross the line in a time of 31:51.7 with Chebet coming home in second in 32:28.7. Ndiwa, the 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist closed the first three podium places in a time of 33:15.7.
The 2022 Paris marathoner Janet Ruguru and the Japan based, Mary Wangari came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 33:28.1 and 33:38.0 respectively.
The 2008 Olympic Games bronze medallist, Linet Masai still holds the Kenya National record with a time of 30:26.50 and she also holds the National Police Record with the same margin of time.