World marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich took the honors in the women’s 10,000m race at the ongoing Athletics Kenya National Championships held on Tuesday (26) at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
The 28 year-old who was representing Kenya Prisons Service took charge of the race with five laps to go and held on to the finish crossing the line in a time of 31:47.9.
The third-fastest runner over the half marathon. who recently joined the service said she was using the race as part of her build up towards this year’s World Championships where she will be seeking to defend her title in Oregon, USA.
“This is part of my preparations for the World Championships and I was using this race to work on my speed,” said Chepngetich.
The 2015 African Champion Alice Aprot who is making a comeback from the maternity leave took the second spot in a time of 32:01.2. Judy Komen from Kenya Defense Force closed the podium finish in 32:32.6.
Kenya Prison’s Brillian Chepkorir and Sandra Chebii from National Police Service finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 32:46.3 and 33:04.4 respectively.