Burundi’s Rodrigue Kwizera took the top honors at the 40th edition of the Cross Internacional de la Constitution held on Sunday (27) in Alcobendas, Madrid, which is the seventh leg of the World Athletics Cross Country Tour Gold.
Kwizera began to push the pace for the first time with fourteen minutes on the clock, as the lead pack dropped down to Yayha Aouina, Spanish 3000m steeplechase Fernando Carro and 1500m specialist Sergio Pianagua.
The 23 year-old broke away from the lead group just before the bell and sprung his kick on a downhill section to cut the tape first in a time of 29:59.
“I wanted to make amends for what happened last year, so my win today makes me happy. Tomorrow I will be traveling for a 25-day training camp in the altitude of Sierra Nevada. My primary goal this winter is the World Cross Championships in Bathurst where I want to win a medal,” said Kwizera.
Pianagua settled in second place beating Carro by three seconds.