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Margaret Chelimo dominate the women 10000m race

World 5000m silver medallist Margaret Chelimo beat a deep elite field in the women’s 10,000m race at the 10th edition of the National Police Service Track and Field Championships that were held today (15) at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist who was making her debut in the 25-lap race fought for the honors with the former world youth silver medallist Sandrafelis Chebet and  the 2015 World Cross Country Champion Stacey Chepkemboi Ndiwa.

But the 29 year-old who is also the 2015 All-Africa Games champion was too hot for the two handle as she forged ahead after dropping them with two laps to go to cross the line in a time of 31:51.7 with Chebet coming home in second in 32:28.7. Ndiwa, the 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist closed the first three podium places in a time of 33:15.7.

The 2022 Paris marathoner Janet Ruguru and the Japan based, Mary Wangari came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 33:28.1 and 33:38.0 respectively.

The 2008 Olympic Games bronze medallist, Linet Masai still holds the Kenya National record with a time of 30:26.50 and she also holds the National Police Record with the same margin of time.

 

Daniel Simiu sends warning signs to his opponents at the Nationals

Newly recruited police officer, Daniel Ebenyo Simiu sent warning signs to his opponents at the coming National Championships when he took the honors in the men’s 5000m race that was held today (15) at the 10th edition of the National Police Service Track and Field Championships that were held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

The reigning Discovery Kenya Cross Country Champion took charge of the 12-and-a-half lap race with three laps to go and never looked back as he crossed the finish line in a time of 13:28.74.

 

“I am happy with today’s win and I have now set my target to qualify for the World Championships in Oregon and am praying that we will work as a team to achieve this goal failure to which it might cost us a lot,” said Simiu.

The two times African silver medallist Champion, Robert Kibet came home in second place in 13:38.74 while Michael Kibet closed the first three podium finishes in 13:39.37.

The Kenya National record of 12:48.64 that was set in 1997 by Daniel Komen remains standing as well as the National Police record of the same margin that was set in 2021 by Sergeant Isaiah Koech also remain intact.

African record is held by Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia with a time of 12:31.35 while the World Record is also held by the Ethiopia with the same margin of time.

LEADING RESULTS
5000M MEN

  1. Daniel Simiu     13:28.74
  2. Robert Kibet     13:38.74
  3. Michael Kibet   13:39.37

Beatrice Chepkoech takes as easy win at the Police Championships

World 3000m steeplechase record holder, Beatrice Chepkoech sailed to the finals of the barrier and water event at the 10th edition of the National Police Service Track and Field Championships that were held on Thursday (14) at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Chepkoech who is from the Anti-Stock Theft Unit, broke away from the lead group after the fourth round and went solo for the reminder of the race winning easily in a time of 9:28.34. The 2015 World Relays silver medallist, Virginia Nyambura came home in second place in 9:53.31

The 2014 Commonwealth Games champion, Purity Cherotich closed the podium places in a time of 10:06.27.

Lilian Chebii and Caroline Chepkorir also sailed to the finals after finishing in fourth and fifth place  a time of 10:24.10 and 10:33.36 respectively.

Rhonex Kipruto reigns at Police Championships

World 10,000m bronze medalist Rhonex Kipruto clinched the 10,000m title at the 10th edition of the National Police Service Track and Field Championships that were held on Thursday (14) at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Kipruto who finished in position nine at the Tokyo Olympics and he is hoping to perform better at the World Athletics Championships and the commonwealth games which will be held in July and August this year.

The 22 year-old, hopes that the team that will be selected will work out as a team to achieve the objective of the country which is to finish on the podium. Charles Kamathi won Kenya her last gold medal over the distance at the 2001 World Championships that were held in Edmonton, Canada.

The 10km world record holder clocked 28:38.7  to take the top honors and he was followed by Joseph Kiptum who crossed the line in 29:00.6 with Edward Bett closing the podium three finishes in 29:01.2.