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Stella Chesang destroys the Run Your City 10K Course record

The 2018 Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion Stella Chesang destroyed the course record of the Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10km Road Race held on Sunday (15) in Cape Town, South Africa.

The 25 year-old battled for honors with the race defending champion Jesca Chelangat from Kenya and the 2015 World 1500m champion, Genzebe Dibaba Keneni who was making her return from the maternity leave.

The world mountain running championships champion who is training in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County ahead of the Commonwealth Games and the world championships, destroyed the old course record of 38:05 that had been set in 2019 by Brillian Kipkoech from Kenya.

The 2015 Africa Junior bronze medallist, cut off a whopping eight minutes of the previous record when she set a new course record and Ugandan National Record of 30:39.

Chelangat was forced to settle in second place in a time of 30:48 which is also inside the old record.

Genzebe who is the current world record holder for the 1500m, and the indoor events of the one mile, 3000m and 5000m came home in third place in a time of 31:02.

South Africa’s Obertina Kanyongo and Sarah Chelangat finished in fourth and fifth place and were given same time of 31:35.

LEADING RESULTS

10KM WOMEN

  1. Stella Chesang    (UGA) 30:39
  2. Jesca Chelangat  (KEN) 30:48
  3. Genzebe Dibaba  (ETH) 31:02

Jesca Chelangat wins the Cape Town 12KM City Run

Kenya’s Jesca Chelangat took the top honors at the sixth edition of the CAPE TOWN 12K CITYRUN that was held on Sunday (21) in Cape Town, South Africa.

From the gun it was a group of six that took the lead, including Chelangat, compatriot, Diana Chesang, Lesotho’s Neheng Khatala, Irvette van Zyl, Glenrose Xaba and Kesa Molotsane.

Chelangat waited until the final 2km before making her decisive move for victory as she surged and never looked back cutting the tape in a time of 40:01.

“I was confident of the win, I knew I was in great shape after running 32:18 for 10km in Kapsowar, so I was confident I could take the title.” said Chelangat.

She was followed by Khatala who came home fourteen seconds later with Chesang closing the first three podium finishes in 40:25.

Glenrose Xaba was the first South African to cross the line in fourth place a time of 40:59 taking 90 seconds off her previous best 12km time.

LEADING RESULTS

12KM WOMEN

  1. Jesca Chelangat      (KEN) 40:01
  2. Neheng Khatala      (LES)  40:15
  3. Diana Chesang        (KEN) 40:25
  4. Glenrose Xaba         (SA )   40:59

Feliciana Jepkosgei wins 10km Kapsowar Charity race on her debut

Feliciana Kanda Jepkosgei won the 1st edition of the 10km Moi Girls kapsowar Charity Road Race that was held on Saturday in Kapsowar, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Jepkosgei won her maiden road race on her debut beating off a strong field that included newly crowned Kisumu Heart Run champion Jesca Chelang’at.

Jepkogei was pushed almost to the fire but she held off Chelang’at to cut the tape in in32:42.03 with the later coming home in second sixteen seconds later.

“This is the first time am running on 10km road race and a win was good for me,” said Jepkosgei.

Beatrice Cheserek and Janet Kisa finished in fourth and fifth place in 33:12.18 and 33:24.22 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

10KM WOMEN

  1. Feliciana Jepkosgei     – 32:42.03
  2. Jesca Chelangat            – 32:42.19
  3. Brillain Jepkorir            – 32:56.00
  4. Beatrice Cheserek         – 33:12.18
  5. Janet Kisa                      – 33:24.22