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Ghebreyohannes beats Chebet as she runs away with Cross de Atapuerca title

Eritrea’s Rahel Ghebreyohannes beat Beatrice Chebet almost to the fire at the 17th edition of the Cross Internacional de Atapuerca that was held on Sunday (14) in Atapuerca, Spain.

Ghebreyohannes who raced most of the time behind the two Kenyans, Chebet who is the World U20 Cross champion and and Margaret Chelimo the World5000m runner-up. The Eritrean waited patiently as she was paced by the Kenyans but she took off at the 100m mark with one of her best kick to cut the tape in 25:03.2 as Chebet came home a second later in 25:04.3.  for the right moment before she took charge

Chelimo closed the first three podium finishes in 25:04.4.

Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto the 2021 steeplechase Diamond league winner crossed the line in fourth in25:06.5 with Two time world Youth 3,000m steeplechase champion Celliphine Chespol caming home in fifth in 25:18.0

LEADING RESULTS
WOMEN

  1. Rahel Ghebreyohannes (ERI) 25:03
  2. Beatrice Chebet               (KEN) 25:04
  3. Margaret Chelimo           (KEN) 25:04
  4. Norah Jeruto Tanui         (KAZ) 25:06
  5. Celliphine Chespol          (KEN) 25:18

Celliphine Chespol beats Daisy Cherotich to lift the 10km de Lille title

Two time world Youth 3,000m steeplechase champion Celliphine Chespol defeated Daisy Cherotich at the 10km de Lille Road Race that was held on Saturday (6) in Lille, France.

The Steeplechase specialist balled for the honors with her fellow country-mates that included the current Discovery Kenya Cross Country champion, Cherotich and Glorious Jepkurui as they out did each other in search of the title.

The World Junior record holder overpowered the two as she forged ahead to cut the tape in a new personal best of 30:31.

The 22 years-old led 1-2-3 podium finish as she was followed Cherotich who crossed the line twelve seconds later. Jepkurui closed the first three podium finishes in 30:50.

LEADING RESULTS

10KM WOMEN

1 Celliphine Chespol    (KEN) 30:21
2 Daisy Cherotich         (KEN) 30:33
3 Glorious Jepkurui      (KEN) 30:50

Kalkidan Gezahegne destroys the 10km women world record

Tokyo Olympics silver medallist in 10,000m race, Kalkidan Gezahegne from Bahrain destroyed the women only 10km world record at the Giants Geneva 10K Race that was held on Sunday (3) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The 30-year-old who was running her fourth road race of her career, reached the half-way point in a time of 14:46 and she was five-second ahead of two Kenyans, Celliphine Chespol and Agnes Tirop, who last month set a women-only world record of 30:01 for the 10km distance.

The 30 year-old cut the tape in a new personal best of 29:38 to take five seconds off the women’s world record for a 10km road race.

Gezahegne who won silver behind Sifan Hassan at the Tokyo Olympics in August, bettered the mark of 29.43 set by Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei in 2017.

Agnes Tirop, who last month set a new record for women-only races at the distance in a time of 30.01 was forced to settle in second place in 30:20 with Celliphine Chespol crossing the line in third in 30:28.

World 3000m Steeplechase record holder takes on Chespol and Cherono in Brussels

World 3,000m steeplechase world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech will headline the Final Zurich Brussels Diamond League Meeting that will be held on Friday (31) in Brussels, Belgium.

The 27 year-old who became the first woman to break 8:50 and 8:45 will face off with with Africa silver medallist Celliphine Chespol and bronze medallist Fancy Cherono.

Other Kenyans on the start list are former world champion Hyving Kiyeng, Caroline Tuigong, Daisy Jepkemei and Norah Jeruto for company in the water jump event.

The Kenyans water champions will battle for the honors with World champion Emma Coburn of the United States and Commonwealth Games champion Aisha Praught of Jamaica.

Africa 1,500 meters champion Winny Chebet is lined up for the event, where she faces stern test from several world beaters including England’s Laura Muir and Laura Weightman, Netherlands’ Hassan Sifan and Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia.

Commonwealth Games 800m champion Wycliffe Kinyamal faces off with Africa silver medallist Emmanuel Korir, Ferguson Rotich, Cornelius Tuwei, with Marcin Lewadonski of Poland also in the mix.

Kenya Rules Africa in Athletics Championships

Kenya proved her dominance in athletics once again as the East African power house edging out defending champion, South Africa and host Nigeria to win the 21st edition of the African Senior Athletics Championships rounded up yesterday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria.

The East Africans, who hosted and won the 19th edition in 2014, beat defending champions, South Africa and host, Nigeria, to the second and third positions respectively.

The Kenyans swept six gold medals yesterday to bring their total medals to 19, made up of 11 gold, six silver and two bronze medals.

GOLD MEDALISTS:

  1. Hellen Obiri (5,000m),
  2. Conseslus Kipruto (3,000m steeplechase)
  3. Samuel Gathimba (20km race walk)
  4. Julius Yego (javelin)
  5. Elijah Manangoi (1500m)
  6. Winny Chebet (1500m),
  7. Edward Zakayo (5,000m)
  8. Beatrice Chepkoech (3,000m steeplechase)
  9. Mathew Sawe (high jump)
  10. Stacey Ndiwa (10,000m)
  11. Men’s 4x400m relay.

 SILVER MEDALISTS

  1.  Emmanuel Korir (800m)
  2. Grace Wanjiru (20km race walk)
  3. Timothy Cheruiyot (1500m)
  4. Celliphine Chespol (3,000m steeplechase)
  5. Alice Aprot (10,000m)
  6. Women’s 4x400m relay

BROZE

  1.  Fancy Cherono (3,000m steeplechase)
  2. Women’s 4x100m relay team

South Africa, who hosted and won the last edition in Durban, won a total of 30 medals made up of nine gold, 13 silver and eight bronze medals. Team Nigeria got 19 medals made up of nine gold, five silver and five bronze medals.

Morocco, Ethiopia, Cote d’ivoire, Tunisia and Botswana followed in that order.
For the first time in the history of the African championships, athletes from Nigeria and other African countries will not just go home with their medals, but with monetary reward.

The Local Organizing Committee of the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship yesterday revealed prize money for athletes who won medals in Asaba.

Speaking in Asaba, LOC Chairman, Solomon Ogba, announced that athletes who won gold medal will get a cash prize of $3000 each.

Ogba added that silver medalists will be rewarded with ($2000), while bronze medalists will smile home with ($1000).

Over 120 medals were won at the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship, tagged Asaba 2018.

The next edition of the championship will be taking place in Algeria in 2020.

 

Nigeria confirm interest in bidding for Athletics World Championships

Nigeria confirmed its interest in hosting the 2025 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships as the African edition closed with victories for Beatrice Chepkoech and Caster Semenya in Asaba.

World record holder Chepkoech led home a 1-2 finish for Kenya in the 3,000 metres steeplechase today at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, just two weeks after her stunning 8min 44.33sec clocking at the Monaco Diamond League.

She produced a more tactical performance to triumph in 8.59.88 as team-mate Celliphine Chespol crossed second in 9:09.61.

Weyeshet Ansa Weldetsadik of Ethiopia took bronze in 9.23.92.

South Africa’s Semenya then completed the 400 and 800m double with a time of 1:56.06 over the longer distance.

Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba took silver in an equally quick 1:57.97 and Bayih Habitam Alemu clinched another Ethiopian bronze in 1:58.86.

Marie-Josée Ta Lou, the silver medallist over 100 and 200m at last year’s World Championships in London, completed her domination of the two sprints in Nigeria.

The Ivorian won the 200m today in 22.50 to finish a huge 0.86 clear of second placed Bevina Abessolo of Cameroon.

Hor Halutie took Gambian bronze in 23.40.

There was home success for Nigeria in the women’s 400m hurdles as Glory Nathaniel won in 55.53.

South Africa’s Wenda Nel and Kenya’s Maureen Jelagat of Kenya took silver and bronze in respective times of 57.04 and 57.27.

South Africa also clinched gold in the men’s 200m as Ncincilili Titi won in 20.46 to beat Nigeria’s Oduduru Ejowvokoghene, second in 20.60, and another South African in Luxolo Adams, who was third in the same time.

It came at the end of a chaotic week of racing in which numerous organizational problems emerged.

These spanned the arrival of athletes, with many stranded in Lagos before arrival in Asaba, as well as the state of the track itself.

Nigeria’s still owe a missing $150,000 (£106,000/€121,000) mistakenly sent to the country last year by the IAAF and have so far only pledged to repay half.

Athletics Federation of Nigeria President Ibrahim Gusau insists Abuja will bid for the 2025 edition of the flagship IAAF event, however, after plans were announced to host the event in Africa.

Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa have all been mooted as potential hosts.

“The Abuja stadium will be renovated not just for the event but to prepare athletes, Abuja offers excellent traffic and road network complemented by standard hotels and hospitality facilities,” Gusau said, according to The Daily Trust.

“So by 2025, Nigeria will be ready to host the world.

“The Government has put not just Asaba, but Nigeria on the world map of athletics.

“There have been ups and downs, but the athletes ave been in high spirit.

“Spirit of athleticism kindled among startlets.”

source: insidethegames.biz

Chepkoech leads a podium sweep for Kenya in steeplechase

World 3000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech led a 1-2-3 Kenya sweeps on the final day of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria.

Chepkoech took gold and the world U20 steeplechase record holder Celliphine Chespol took silver with Fancy Cherono closing the podium three finishes.

Chemutai against world’s best in steeplechase final

The 3,000m steeplechase race was made for Kenya. It is the only event where they successfully get a 1-2-3 and even the world records are held by Kenyan born runners.

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World record holder Chepkoech set Sights on next target

For most spectators in Friday’s steamy and spectacular IAAF Diamond Leaguemeeting in the Stade Louis II, Beatrice Chepkoech’s 3000m steeplechase world record looked on with about three laps to go. As far as Chepkoech was concerned, however, it was on from the moment the gun went…

What became clear soon after she had taken an extraordinary margin of eight seconds off the world record mark of 8:52.78 in running 8:44.32 was how little of a surprise the achievement was to this 27-year-old Kenyan – albeit that even she had not anticipated running quite as fast.

“I wanted to break the world record; that was the plan from beginning of the season,” she said. “And I was aware the biggest chance will be in Monaco due to weather, crowds and the whole environment. And this plan worked well.

“I was thinking maybe I can break 8:50 but not at all was I dreaming about 8:44. And this time still could be improved I’m sure.”

After pacemaker Caroline Tuigong, the 2006 world U20 champion, had led to the 1000-metre mark in 2:55.23 before veering off, Chepkoech pushed on relentlessly, running her next two laps in 68.6 and 70.5.

When she reached 2000 metres in 5:49.81, looking smooth and untroubled, something special was clearly on.

Chepkoech slowed on the penultimate lap, running 71.4, before accelerating to embrace her historic moment with a final lap which the meeting organisers gave at 66.8.

“On my last lap I watched the time and I knew that I was going to break the world record and that was what I wished for,” she told the IAAF.

“It is great feeling I brought back to Kenya the women’s steeplechase record, I’m very proud of it. And that after six years of running and three years with steeplechase.”

According to Kenyan news sources, the question of whether Chepkoech would be running the steeplechase this season was something of an issue following the debacle at last year’s IAAF World Championships. She put paid to her excellent chance of winning the title when she missed a water jump and had to double back and put it right before finishing fourth in a race that ended with unexpected success for the United States as Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs won respective gold and silver.

“Of course I was angry,” she said as she reflected on her gaffe on Friday. “But that did not stop me from continuing to believe in myself, on the contrary.”

Nevertheless, it seemed that some others were not convinced. It was reported that she had been obliged to run the 1500m rather than the 3000m steeplechase at this year’s Commonwealth Games – where she took silver in 4:03.09 behind South Africa’s Caster Semenya – and has since wanted to prove a point by running a “strong PB”.

But there is no doubt that Chepkoech is an unusually adaptable athlete in terms of events. She began as a road runner, switching to the track in 2015, when she set a 1500m personal best of 4:03.28 and earned a bronze medal at the African Games.

She finished that season with a run in the 2000m steeplechase at the ISTAF Berlin meeting and made a successful transition to the full-distance event the following year, finishing fourth and second respectively at the Eugene and Stockholm IAAF Diamond League meetings before missing out on an Olympic medal by one place.

Chepkoech, who runs for Kenya’s national police service, underlined her outstanding breadth of talent at last month’s service championships, where she retained her steeplechase title in 10:00.60 before winning the 1500m in 4:07.69 – beating the 2013 world champion Eunice Sum into second place – before completing a hat-trick of titles in the 400m hurdles, where she ran 60.70.

Coached by 2006 European 800m champion Bram Som and a training partner of world and Olympic 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon, Chepkoeche is now due to represent Kenya – this time back in the 3000m steeplechase – at the African Championships in Asaba, Nigeria from 1-5 August, along with the world U20 champion Celliphine Chespol, 10th in Monaco, and Fancy Cherono.

It was a measure of her superiority on the night that second-placed Frerichs broke Coburn’s US record of 9:02.58, finishing in 9:00.85 to become the sixth fastest woman of all time – and she was more than 16 seconds adrift of the Kenyan.

“That race was incredible!” said Frerichs. “Eight seconds under the world record – it’s such a huge step for the event, such a promotion.

“I’m so proud of this American record and what will keep us going is the nine minutes line and that’s what I’ll be aiming for. It feels amazing to be an American among all the Kenyans and I have to give so much credit to Emma for making this event what it is now in America. Who knows what’s coming next?”

On that subject, Chepkoech has already begun speculating: “Maybe my next target could be to run under 8.40.”

Chepkoech thrashes women’s steeplechase world record

Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech smashed the world record in the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase at the Monaco Diamond League meeting that was held in Monaco, Italy.

The 27 year-old, broke the previous record of 8:52.78 that was set in 2016 by Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet after breaking clear 2,000 metres lead to go ahead in an astonishing speed to cut the tape in new world record of 8:44.32.

“I am so grateful,” Chepkoech told reporters. “I said from the beginning, from the first lap, and I was watching the time, and I knew I was going to break the world record.”

Jebet was named today by the Athletics Integrity Unit among more than 100 athletes and coaches facing disciplinary proceedings for doping offences.

It also bettered the 8:58.78 set in Eugene last year by Chepkoech’s 19-year-old compatriot Celliphine Chespol, who was on her shoulder halfway through this race but, after a heavy fall, slipped back to a tenth place finish in 9:12.05.

United State’s Courtney Frerichs, surprise world silver medallist last year behind compatriot Emma Coburn, made the most of the fabulous pace by pushing to the line for second place in an area record of 9:00.85, with 2015 world champion Hyvin Kiyeng from Kenya crossing the line third in 9:04.41.