The organisers of the 32nd edition of the Discovery Kenya Cross country championships are in high spirit as they plan to host the mother of all Cross Country races in the country on Sunday (29) at the Eldoret Sports club, Uasin Gishu County.
The race director David Letting said that after the national championships, they expect a big team as some of the athletes will use it as a build up for Sirikwa Classic Cross Country Championships that will be held the following weekend at the famous Lobo Village.
“We have had the national championships as well as the national trials for world cross country championships in Bathurst Australia, then next week we shall have the Sirikwa Classic, many athletes may miss this event or some may come as a way of training for the race,” said Letting.
The Discovery cross country was Started way back in 1991 and the race has been the breeding ground for many athletes who go ahead to win various medals across the world.
He said that they are done with preparations waiting for the day of competition where athletes will compete in eight disciplines.
“We shall be hosting about 3,000 athletes, competing in various categories. We have the 500m for under five years, 1km for boys and girls aged 7 years, 2km for boys and girls aged 12 years, the normal 6km junior women, 8km junior men, 8km senior women and 10km senior men,” explained Letting
Former Africa Athletics 3000m steeplechase champion, Norah Jeruto, took the top honors at the 31st edition of Discovery Kenya Cross country championships that were held on Sunday (30) at the Eldoret Sports Club.
Jeruto is also the former world Youth 2,000m steeplechase champion overpowered her younger sister Daisy Jepkemei to cut the tape in 33:29.6 with the latter crossing the line in second in 34:04.5
Dorcas Chepchirchir Tuitoek closed the podium three finishes in 34:21.8.
European Champion Clubs Cup Cross Country champion, Irene Cheptai and the 2015 African Games 10000m champion, Alice Aprot finished infourth and fifth place in 34:38.8 and 35:04.4 respectively.
- Norah Jeruto 33:29.6
- Daisy jepkemei 34:04.5
- Dorcas Jepchirchir 34:21.8
- Irene Cheptai 34:38.8
- Alice Aprot 35:04.4
Daniel Simiu Ebenyo ran away with the 31st edition of Discovery Kenya Cross country championships that were held on Sunday (30) at the Eldoret Sports Club.
The Valencia Ibercaja 10km champion was too strong to his opponents as he cut the tape in 30:14.0 was followed by Kelvin Kibiwott who crossed the line in second in 30:35.9. Edward Cheserek closed the first three podium finishes in 30:38.1.
Titus Kipruto and Charles Lokir finished in fourth and fifth place in 30:55.0 and 30:51.4 respectively.
- Daniel Simiu 30:14.0
- Kelvin Kibiwott 30:35.9
- Edward Cheserek 30:38.1
- Titus Kipruto 30:51.4
- Charles Lokir 30:55.0