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Daniel Simiu ready for Africa Senior Championships battle

Newly recruited police officer, Daniel Ebenyo Simiu ran a tactical race in the 5000m finals at the Athletics Kenya National Championships that was held on Wednesday (26) at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

The 27 year-old who raced behind his compatriot the reigning 5km de Lille champion, Michael Kibet, the winner of the first AK Weekend Meeting, Felix Korir from North Rift and Ismael Kirui for the better part of the 25 lap race.  With two laps to go Simiu decided to pull away from the three as he increased his pace crossing the line in a time of 13:23.17.

“I am very happy for the win today and very ready to represent my country in Mauritius. I pray that we work as a team to be able to handle our neighbors Ethiopia who have a strong team. If we work together then medals will come our way,” said Simiu.

Kirui followed him closely as he crossed the line in second place in a time of 13:26.98 with Korir closing the podium three finishes in 13:29.26.

Simiu and Kirui were selected by Athletics Kenya to represent the country in the 5000m race at the Africa Senior Championships that will be held from June 8-12 in Mauritius

Robert Kiprop beats Titus Mbishei at Iten Cross Country

Robert Kiprop stunned a star studded field at the second leg of Athletics Kenya Cross country championships that was held on Saturday (13) in Iten Grounds in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Kiprop, who has dominated cross country meetings in the country, edged former world cross country junior silver medalist Titus Mbishei for the title.

Kiprop cu t the tape in a time of 29:11.17 with Mbishei forced to settle in second spot in 29:20.6 and new comer Kelvin Kibiwott closing the first three podium finishes in 29:28.1.

“I have started my journey in cross country and this will be the start of good tidings,” said Kiprop.

Albert Tanui and Evans Kipkemoi finished in fourth and fifth place in 29:32.5 and 29.7

In junior races, Shadrack Kipchirchir won the men’s 8km title with Zena Jeptoo winning the junior women 6km.

Kipchirchir won the title in 28:04.04 ahead of David Kipkurui (23:30.5) and Josephat Kipkorir (23:47.8) while Jeptoo won in 19:46.2 ahead of Faith jepngetich (20:11.1) and Riana Jepkemoi in 20:15.0.

10km senior men

  1. Robert Kiprop     – 29:11.07
  2. Titus Mbishei       – 29:20.6
  3. Kelvin Kibiwott    – 29:28.1
  4. Albert Tanui         – 29:32.5
  5. Evans Kipkemoi   – 29:32.7

8km junior men

  1. Shadrack Kipchirchir  – 23:04.4
  2. David Kipkurui             – 32:24.9
  3. Josephat Kikorir            -23:47.8
  4. Felix Korir                     – 23:50.1
  5. Brian Kiptoo                 – 23:51.9

6km under 18

  1. Mathew Kipkoech      – 17:37.9
  2. Simon Maiyo               – 17:53.5
  3. Gilbert Kiprotich        – 17:53.8
  4. Kibet Ndiwa                 – 17:57.0
  5. Vincent maiyo             – 18:03.9