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Nicholas Kimeli sets his target on World Championships

Former Africa Cross Country junior champion Nicholas Kimeli has set his eyes on representing the country at the world Athletics championships and Commonwealth Games that is set for next year in Oregon and Birmingham respectively.

The reigning Discovery Kenya Cross Country champion said that as much as he has been competing in various cross countries, he will be taking a break on them and focus on track.

Speaking after winning the inaugural Moi Girls Kapsowar 10km Charity and Conservancy that was held on Saturday (30) in Elgeyo Marakwet County, promised to have a good show when that time comes. Kimeli also finished in fourth place at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 5,000m race.

“My focus will be to compete in weekend meetings in order to secure a chance to compete for my country at the Commonwealth and World Championships. However, when a chance comes to compete at the World Cross country Continental Tour, I will do my best,” said Kimeli, the two time Maria Soti Cross Country champion.

The Kip Keino Classic 5,000m champion won the title in 28:04 ahead of Jacob Krop who came in second in 28:42 with Kennedy Kimutai closing the podium three finishes in 28:43.

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

Nicholas Kimeli beats Jacob Krop to lift Moi Girls kapsowar Charity Race title

Former Africa Cross Country junior champion Nicholas Kimeli took top honors at the 1st edition of the 10km Moi Girls kapsowar Charity Road Race that was held on Saturday in Kapsowar, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Competing on his training course, Kimeli surged to victory in men’s race, beating Jacob Krop and Kennedy Kimutai for the title.

The 5,000m specialists Kimeli and Krop went bumper to bumper with the former winning the race tactically as he prepares for the new season as part of their preparations for cross country season.

Kimeli surged ahead ahead of Krop with a powerful kick to cut the tape in 28:04, with Krop coming home in second in thirty eight seconds later.

“This is part of my endurance running and since we have closed the season, it is good to keep fit for the races and season ahead of us,” said Kimeli, who recently finished 4th at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

He added: “since am good in competing on uphill, I had to secure an early chance since the course was a mixture of uphill and downhill.”

Krop, who missed to compete at the Tokyo 2020 games, said the race is part of his training for the cross country season.

“I want to try my lack in cross country and with such races, it is good for training and endurance,” said Krop.

Kennedy Kimutai closed the first three podium finishes in 28:43.

Mark Biwott and Josephat Kiprotich crossed the line in fourth and fifth place in 28:43 and 28:49 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

10KM MEN

  1. Nicholas Kimeli      – 28:04
  2. Jacob Krop                – 28:42
  3. Kennedy Kimutai    – 28:43
  4. Mark Biwott             – 28:49
  5. Josephat Kiprotich – 28:52