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Edward Zakayo beats Ayeko and Kibet at Cardiff Cross Challenge

Former World U20 Champion, Edward Zakayo was pushed to the wall by two Ugandans at the at the Cardiff Cross Challenge, the first world Athletics Cross Country opener held on Sunday (16) in Cardiff, Wales.

Zakayo faced off a formidable opponent for cross country experts, Joel Ayeko and Rogers Kibet from Uganda. The former finished 10th place at the last edition of the World Cross Country Championships and the later has recorded top 3 finishers at some of the top cross country races in the world including at Hannut, Belgium and Elgoibar, Spain.

Zakayo waited patiently for the last 500m to take off from the two who could not respond at his kick to clinch the title with massive points.

Ayeko came home in second with mountain running specialty closing the podium.

Muktar Edris wins Giro al Sas 10km race

Two time world 5000m champion, Muktar Edris won the 74th edition Giro al Sas 10km race that was held on Saturday (2) along the streets of the historic center of Trento, Italy.

Edris won the fourth title with a sprint finish ahead of his fellow country-mate, Yassin Hajis, when he crossed the line in 28:14. Yunis was forced to settle in second place two seconds later. Uganda’s Hosea Kiplangat closed the first three podium finishes in 28:20.

Muktar Edris wins the 2021 Giro al Sas 10km race. PHOTO: Organisers

The Ethiopian who has participated in this eight times was rewarded with Fabio Giacomelli Memorial award for the most presence at the race. Others who have been given this award include Antonio Ambu who raced their seven times and Kenya Edwin Soi who has raced their five consecutive times (2009 to 2013).

Rogers Kibet and Charles Mneria both from Kenya finished in fourth and fifth place in 28:27 and 29:07 respectively.


  1. Edris Muktar         (ETH) 28:13
  2. Haji Yassin            (ETH) 28:15
  3. Hosea Kiplangat    (UG)  28:20
  4. Rogers Kibet          (KEN) 28:27
  5. Charles Mneria      (KEN)29:07