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Norah Jeruto wins the 10K Valencia Ibercaja race

Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto lived to her expectations as she took the top honors at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja that was be held on Sunday (9) in Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia.

The 2011 World U18 2000m steeplechase champion became the instant race favorite after Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw, the second fastest half-marathon record holder, was forced to withdraw after testing positive for Covid-19 earlier in the week.

Jeruto and Gladys Chepkurui accompanied by Norwegian Karoline Grovdal and Swedish runner Meraf Bahta broke away from the field from the very start. The pacemaker ran the first kilometer in 3:03 and second in 3:05 and considering the strong headwind it was clear that it would be almost impossible to see sub 30 minute performance in Valencia. Near the 5km marker Sweden’s Meraf Bahta tried to pull away from the lead pack crossing the half way in 15:09 just few seconds ahead of Jeruto. Meanwhile Chepkirui was sitting a few seconds away from the leaders in second place followed by Norway’s European cross country champion Grovdal.

Former Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion Jeruto gave a kick of her life as she cut the tape in 30:35 and was followed by Grovdal whose tactics paid off as she pulled away from 5km Österreichischer Frauenlauf winner to cross the line in second three seconds later.

Chepkirui was forced to finish in third spot in 30:48

Ethiopia’s Anchinalu Dessie Genaneh came home in fourth in 31:22 with Meraf Bahta finishing in fifth with a new Swedish record of 31:22

LEADING RESULTS

10KM WOMEN

  1. Norah Jeruto             (KEN) 30:35
  2. Karoline Grovdal     (NOR) 30:38
  3. Gladys Chepkurui    (KEN) 30:48
  4. Anchinalu Genaneh (ETH) 31:01
  5. Meraf Bahta             (SWE) 31:22 NR

Beatrice Chebet to battle Dawit Seyaum at Campaccio

The 2018 World U20 5000m champion, Beatrice Chebet will battle for honors with Ethiopia’s 1500m specialist Dawit Seyaum at the 65th edition of Campaccio in San Giorgio su Legnano that will be held today (Thursday 6).

The 2019 World U20 Cross Country champion will target to win her first World Cross Country Tour Gold race of the season after finishing second in Atapuerca in November last year and third at the Cross Italica in Seville.

The 21 year-old will have to pass through fire as she will clash with Seyaum who is in her best shape ever after setting the fastest time in 5k history of 14:39 in Lille last year.

Chebet will face –off once again with Eritrea’s Rahel Ghebreyohannes Daniel, who beat her by one second at Cross Internacional de Atapuerca.

Last year she beat a high-quality field to win the 3000m at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha in 8:27.49.

Kip Keino Classic silver medallist in 5000m, Eva Cherono and Lucy Mawia Muli,the winner of Cross Internacional de Soria have also be added on the startlist as well as Ethiopia’s Belayneh Pantaye, who clocked 14:44.51 for 5000m last year.

European U23 Cross Country champion Nadia Battocletti from Italy will carry the hopes of her country after a finishing seventh at the Tokyo Games in the 5000m finals in 14:46.29 which was two seconds shy of the Italian record.

The 21 year-old finished third last week at the Boclassic 5km race behind Seyaum and Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto.

Slovenia’s Klara Lukan, Poland’s European U23 steeplechase silver medallist Kinga Krolik, Italy’s European U23 10,000m silver medallist Anna Arnaudo and Giovanna Selva will also be on the start line to battle for honors.

This year’s edition of the famous Italian race will honor the memory of 1973 world cross-country champion Paola Pigni, who died last June, and Agnes Tirop, who finished third in 2017 and second in 2018 in San Giorgio su Legnano.

Norah Jeruto to battle Yalemzerf Yehualaw at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja

Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto will battle for the honors with the second fastest half-marathon record holder Yalemzerf Yehualaw from Ethiopia at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja that will be held on Sunday (9) in Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia.

Jeruto comes to this race with a personal best of 29:51 that she got last years edition and she will have an uphill task as she  tries to upset Yehualaw who has been in great shape in recent time. The 22 year-old Ethiopian carries on her shoulder a personal of 31:17 that she got in 2020 at the San Silvestre Vallecana while taking the top honors.

The race organisers have put the two together as they target to attack the women 10k world record of 29:38 that was set by Tokyo Olympics silver medallist in 10,000m race, Kalkidan Gezahegne from Bahrain in October last year.

Jeruto holds the third fastest time in history in 3000m obstacles of 8: 53.65.

Two more Kenyans Gladys Chepkurui who comes to this race with a personal best of 14:29 that she got in October of last year at the 5K Österreichischer Frauenlauf and Diana Chesang will be on the start line ready to roar.

Jeruto beats Chelimo to lift Cross Internacional de Itálica title

Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto took the top honors at Cross Internacional de Itálica which is a World Athletics Cross Country Tour which is the fifth Gold meeting of the season that was held on Sunday (21) in Santiponce, Italy.

Jeruto who finished in fourth-place at the Cross de Atapuerca took command of the race at the finishing point to out sprint Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo from Kenya cutting the tape in 24:22 with Chelimo coming home a second later.

Betrice Chebet closed the first three podium finishes in 24:35.

Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi, who finished sixth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, crossed the line in fourth while Ghebreneyohannes Rahel from Eritrea came home in fifth in 24:38 and 24:58 respectively.

LEADING RESLUTS

  1. Norah Tanui Jeruto                    (KEN) 24:22
  2. Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo  (KEN) 24:23
  3. Beatrice CHEBET                         (KEN) 24:35
  4. Senbere Teferi                              (ETH) 24:38
  5. Ghebreneyohannes Rahel           (ETI) 24:58

Dawit Seyaum smashes the 5KM world record

Ethiopia’s Dawit Seyaum smashed the 5KM world record at the Urbain Trail Lille Race that was held on Saturday (6) in Lille, France.

Seyaum took off two seconds from the previous record that was set in February this year by Beatrice Chepkoech from Kenya.

The 2015 African Games 1500m champion who was contesting in her fourth road race of her career, had former Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion, Norah Jeruto and African 5000m bronze medallist Meskerem Mamo for company through the early stages.

The 25 years-old held of the two surging ahead with a pace of her life as she cut the tape in a new personal best and world Record of 14:41.

Jeruto crossed the line in second place in a time of 14:43 with Mamo closing the podium first three in 14:55.

LEADING RESULTS

5KM WOMEN

  1. Dawit Seyaum        (ETH) 14:41
  2. Norah Jeruto          (KZN) 14:43
  3. Meskerem Mamo   (ETH) 14:55

Margaret Chelimo smashes the 10km world Record

 The 2019 World silver medallist Champion in 5000m, Margaret Chelimo smashed the world 10km record at the 10k Valencia Ibercaja race that was held on Sunday (3) in Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia.

Chelimo set the new world record  when she cut the tape in unofficial 29:50

Chelimo who came to this race as an underdog proved otherwise as she stretched the two race favorites, Norah Jeruto and Rosemary Wanjiru who could not keep up with her pace.

the two pacers pushed Chelimo to the wire as she went on to destroyed the previous world record of 30:01 that had been set last month by  Agnes Tirop who is also the 2019 World bronze medallist champion. Tirop set the record at the Road to Records in Germany.

Chelimo led a Kenya 1-2-3 podium finish as she was followed by the newly crowned Diamond League Trophy winner in 3000m steeplechase Jeruto who crossed the line in 30:08 with Sandra Felis Chebet closing the first three podium finishes in 30:45

LEADING RESULTS
10KM WOMEN

  1. Margaret Chelimo  (KEN) 29:49
  2. Norah Jeruto            (KEN) 30:04
  3. Sandra Chebet         (KEN) 30:45

 

Norah Jeruto to battle Rosemary Wanjiru at 10k Valencia Ibercaja

Former Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion Norah Jeruto will be the star to watch at the 10k Valencia Ibercaja race that will be held on Sunday (3) in Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia.

The Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, recently beat the Rio Olympic silver medallist in 3,000m steeplechase champion Hyvin Kiyeng from Kenya at the Zurich Diamond League that enabled her to lift her first ever Diamond league trophy.

The 26 year-old will be heading back to fight for the first position as she finished third in the 2020 edition in a personal best of 29:51.

Jeruto will battle with Rosemary Monica Wanjiru who made her international debut at the 2015 African Games where she won a silver medal in the 5000 m, forming a Kenyan sweep of the medals alongside Margaret Chelimo and Alice Aprot.

Wanjiru is not new to this course as she took the silver medal at the last year’s edition in a personal best of 29:50 which is also the fastest time on paper.

The 26 year-old who was placed fourth at the 2019 World Athletics Championships behind Sifan Hassan, Letesenbet Gidey and Agnes Tirop will battle for the pole position with Jeruto who has had a stellar performance this year.

The two will battle with Dorcas Jepchumba Kimeli who comes to this race with a personal best of 29:57 that she got at the 2019 Birell Prague Grand Prix.

Another title contender is the 2019 World silver medallist Champion in 5000m race, Margaret Chelimo who carries a personal best of 30:43 that she got at BOclassic Alto Adige – Corsa di San Silvestro.

Norah Jeruto beats Hyvin Kiyeng in Zurich

Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto beat World 3,000m steeplechase champion Hyvin Kiyeng from Kenya at the Zurich Diamond League at the Letzigrund stadium on Thursday evening.

Former Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion won her first ever Diamond League title when she cut the tape in a time of 9:07.33 and was followed by Olympic 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Kiyeng who was forced to settle in second place in 9:08.55.

Tokyo Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase champion, Peruth Chemutai from Uganda finished in a disappointing seventh place in 9:20.16

Norah Jeruto to battle Peruth Chemutai in Zurich

Former Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion Norah Jeruto will be leading a star-studded field at the Zurich Diamond League at the Letzigrund stadium on Thursday.

Following her good show at the Eugene Diamond League, the former World Youth 2,000m steeplechase champion will be taking on her Ugandan neighbor and Peruth Chemutai, the Tokyo Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase champion.

The Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Jeruto who failed to shine at the Olympic Games will be up against Chemutai who won gold in 9:01.45 which is a national record.

The former Commonwealth Youth 2,000m steeplechase champion will also be up against Tokyo silver medalist Courtney Frerichs from the United States who comes to this race with a season best of 8:57.65 that moved her to No. 4 on the all-time list and lowering her own North American and U.S. record of 9:00.85 from Monaco in 2018.

But the battle will with her compatriot and former World 3,000m steeplechase champion Hyvin Kiyeng, who enters this race after winning bronze at the Tokyo in the water and barriers race after narrowly missing dipping under that barrier in Eugene, where she finished third with a season best of 9:00.05 will also be on the line to fight for glory.

Kiyeng the 2015 world champion and a silver medalist in Rio five years ago, will be hoping for gold this time as she faces the best of the best over this distance in Zurich.

Kenyan born-Bahrain runner Winfred Mutile Yavi will be also the star to watch as she carries a season best of 9:02.52. The Asian Champion in both both 5000m and 3000m steeplechase will be out to claim a podium finish as she yearns to end the season on high note.

The World U20 Champion Celliphine Chepteek Chespol has also been included in the field though she has been having a nagging knee injury that has kept her out of the race for almost the whole season.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2010 World Junior Champion Purity Kirui and Fancy Cherono are other Kenayans that have been lined up for the race. Kirui and Cherono both comes to this race with season best of 9:16.91 and 9:27.30 respectively.

Ethiopia will be represented by the 2019 African Games gold medallist Mekides Abebe who carries on her shoulder a season best of 9:02.52.

The 2019 World bronze 3000m steeplechase Champion Gesa Felicitas Krause from German will also be fighting for the podium as she comes with a season best of 9:07.61.

LEADING TIME

3000M STEEPLECHASE

  1. Norah Jeruto                     (KEN) 8:53.65
  2. Courtney Frerichs            (USA) 8:57.65
  3. Hyvin Kiyeng                    (KEN) 9:00.05
  4. Peruth Chemutai             (KEN) 9:01.45
  5. Mekides ABebe                (ETH) 9:02.52
  6. Winfred Yavi                     (BAH) 9:02.64
  7. Celliphine Chespol          (KEN) 9:07.07
  8. Gesa Krause                      (GER) 9:07.61
  9. Purity Kirui                       (KEN)  9:16.91
  10. Rosefline Chepngetich   (KEN) 9:22.30
  11. Fancy Cherono                 (KEN) 9:27.30

Norah Jeruto runs a world-leading in 3000m steeplechase

The women’s steeplechase also featured all three medalists from Tokyo, but it was a non-Olympian, Kenya’s Norah Jeruto stole the show at the Eugene Diamond where it had featured all three medalists from Tokyo.

The first kilometer was reached in 2:55.20 by the pacesetter, Rosefine Chepngetich, with a pack of five women in the hunt. By 2000 meters the tempo cooled off but still appeared to be on track for a sub-9:00 finish, with Jeruto who was a non-Olympian, leading in 5:59.20. She and Courtney Frerichs had separated from the field and at the bell; the Kenyan began to open up a gap. She ran unchallenged to the finish in a world-leading 8:53.65, making her the third fastest of all time.

Olympic silver medalist Frerichs fought hard to claim the second place with a time of 8:57.77, moving to No. 4 on the all-time list and lowering her own North American and U.S. record of 9:00.85 from Monaco in 2018.

Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist, Hyvin Kiyeng from Kenya, narrowly missed dipping under that barrier, finishing third in 9:00.05, while Olympic champion Peruth Chemutai of 9:10.87 of Uganda was a well-beaten seventh.