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Dawit Seyaum stuns Beatrice Chebet at Campaccio Cross Country

World Indoor silver medallist Champion Dawit Seyaum proved a nut too hard to break as she trounced the 2018 World U20 5000m champion, Beatrice Chebet at the 65th edition of Campaccio that was held on Thursday (6) in in San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy.

Seyaum ran away with her second consecutive win on Italian soil six days after claiming the victory at the 5 km Boclassic road race on New Year’s Eve, where she set the fastest time in 5k history of 14:39 in Lille last year.

Seyaum, Rahel Daniel Ghebreyohannes and Chebet broke away from the rest of the field with 500 metres The 26 years-old launched her final sprint with 300 metres to go to cut the tape in 18:48 beating Ghebreyohannes by just one second in a close race.

Chebet closed the first three podium finishes in 18:51 to finish in top three at this season’s World Cross Country Tour after finishing second to Ghebreyohannes in Atapuerca and third in Seville.

Ethiopia’s Fantaye Belayneh finished and her compatriot Eisa Medina came home in fourth and fifth in 18:56 and 19:05 respectively.

Reigning 5000m European under 23champion Nadia Battocletti from Italy was the top Italian runner in sixth place in 19:06 sharing the same time as Klara Lukan from Slovenia.

LEADING RESULTS

6.6 KM WOMEN

  1. Seyaum Dawit                    (ETH) 18:48
  2. Ghebreyohannes Daniel  (ERI)  18:49
  3. Chebet Beatrice                 (KEN) 18:51
  4. Belayneh Fantaye             (ETH) 18:56
  5. Medina Eisa                       (ETH)19:05
  6. Battocletti Nadia              (ITA) 19:06
  7. Lukan Klara                       (SLO) 19:06
  8. Muli Lucy Mawia              (KEN) 19:15
  9. Arnaudo Anna                  (ITA)  19:41
  10. Eva Cherono                     (KEN) 19:58

Beatrice Chebet to battle Dawit Seyaum at Campaccio

The 2018 World U20 5000m champion, Beatrice Chebet will battle for honors with Ethiopia’s 1500m specialist Dawit Seyaum at the 65th edition of Campaccio in San Giorgio su Legnano that will be held today (Thursday 6).

The 2019 World U20 Cross Country champion will target to win her first World Cross Country Tour Gold race of the season after finishing second in Atapuerca in November last year and third at the Cross Italica in Seville.

The 21 year-old will have to pass through fire as she will clash with Seyaum who is in her best shape ever after setting the fastest time in 5k history of 14:39 in Lille last year.

Chebet will face –off once again with Eritrea’s Rahel Ghebreyohannes Daniel, who beat her by one second at Cross Internacional de Atapuerca.

Last year she beat a high-quality field to win the 3000m at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha in 8:27.49.

Kip Keino Classic silver medallist in 5000m, Eva Cherono and Lucy Mawia Muli,the winner of Cross Internacional de Soria have also be added on the startlist as well as Ethiopia’s Belayneh Pantaye, who clocked 14:44.51 for 5000m last year.

European U23 Cross Country champion Nadia Battocletti from Italy will carry the hopes of her country after a finishing seventh at the Tokyo Games in the 5000m finals in 14:46.29 which was two seconds shy of the Italian record.

The 21 year-old finished third last week at the Boclassic 5km race behind Seyaum and Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto.

Slovenia’s Klara Lukan, Poland’s European U23 steeplechase silver medallist Kinga Krolik, Italy’s European U23 10,000m silver medallist Anna Arnaudo and Giovanna Selva will also be on the start line to battle for honors.

This year’s edition of the famous Italian race will honor the memory of 1973 world cross-country champion Paola Pigni, who died last June, and Agnes Tirop, who finished third in 2017 and second in 2018 in San Giorgio su Legnano.