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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.



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

Ferdinand Omanyala to debut at Brussels Diamond League

National 100m champion Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala will be making his Diamond League debut at the Brussels Diamond League meeting on Friday evening.

After making his debut at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021, Omanyala will be up against American Fred Kerley, South African Akan Simbine, American Trayvon Bromell and Michael Norman.

Omanyala, who failed to advance to the final, made history as the first Kenyan to reach the semis at the Olympics.

The 25 years-old Enjoys the National Record that he set twice in 9.86 during the final at the International Josko Lauf Meeting at Pramtal Stadium, Andorra, Austria a fortnight ago.

Olympic 5,000m silver medallist, Hellen Obiri, who is also the reigning World 5,000m champion, Margaret Chelimo, Lilian Kasait, Beatrice Chebet, Eva Cherono and Daisy Cherotich are the Kenyans who will compete in women’s 5,000m.

They will be up against Tokyo Olympic 10,000m silver medallist, Ethiopia’s Gidey Letensebet and fast-rising Francine Nyonsaba from Burundi.

Kibet and Jelagat favourites In Brcko 10km

Moses Kibet will start as favourite at the Vidovdan Road Race 10km, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, in Brcko, Bosnia and Hercegovina, on Saturday (23) evening.

The 21-year-old Kenyan will bring some strong momentum to the northern Bosnian city, competing just one week after a solid 28:26 victory at the La Corrida de Langueux 10km in France.

He’ll be facing compatriot Ezra Kering, the winner of a 10km in Stadskanaal, Netherlands, in April, clocking 29:28. the 28-year-old has a 28:35 lifetime best from 2013.

The field also includes Derara Hurisa, who was fourth in the competitive Langueux race, clocking a personal best of 28:31. Another Ethiopian, 2:12 marathoner Fikre Workneh, is also in the field, along with Jaouad Chemlal or Morocco, a former steeplechase standout with a 28:43 personal best. In February the 24-year-old won the Castellon 10km in 29:43.

The favourite in the women’s race is Kenyan Lillian Jelagat.

The 29-year-old has been consistent this year, clocking between 32:40 and 32:57 in three races this spring. Most recently, she was second at last weekend’s Wiezoloop 10km in Wierden, Netherlands, clocking 33:50. her 31:59 personal best, set in 2013, makes her the fastest in the field.

She’ll take on her 21-year-old compatriot Daisy Cherotich, who has a 33:07 best from 2017 and 1:09:44 half marathon credentials this year.

The second fastest in the field on paper is Fatna Maraoui of Italy, although the 40-year-old produced her 32:38 lifetime best more than a decade ago. She’s still running well, more recently finishing fifth at the Milan Marathon in April.

Others who could factor in the battle for a top-five finish include Katsiaryna Karneyenka of Belarus, who clocked 33:19 earlier this month, and 29-year-old Zita Kacser of Hungary, who improved her lifetime best to 33:55 in Ciesyn, Poland, in April.

Both race records have proven difficult to beat. The men’s standard of 28:11 was set by Kenyan Gordon Mugi in 2010, but the women’s record has stood even longer. Serbian star Olivera Jevtic, a former European championships marathon silver medallist and five-time European cross country bronze medallist, clocked 32:04 back in 2008.

Cherotich lifts Lake Maggiore Half Marathon title on her debut

Kenya’s Daisy Cherotich won her first debut race at the 11th edition of the Lake Maggiore Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (15) along Lake Maggiore in Italy.

The race was held on a spectacular course from Verbania to stresa in perfect weather conditions and with no wind making it much perfect for Cherotich to take on Leonidah Jemwetich Mosop also from Kenya.

Cherotich pushed the more experienced Mosop to the wire as she pulled away from her at the last one kilometre to cut the tape in a personal best of 1:09.44 and was closely followed by Mosop in 1:10.26 with third place going to Swedish 2015 European steeplechase silver medallist Charlotta Fougber in 1:11.58.

Kenya’s Daisy Cherotich poses after winning the 2018 of the Lake Maggiore Half Marathon. Photo: Race Organisers

The first Italian to cross the line was Debhora Li Sacchi in 1:25.01.



  1. Daisy Cherotich     (KEN) 1:09.44
  2. Leonidah Mosop    (KEN) 1:10.26
  3. Charlotta Fougber  (KEN) 1:11.58