The 2017 World Cross Country Champion, Irene Chepet Cheptai beat the reigning Commonwealth Games 3000m steeplechase champion, Jackline Chepkoech in the 10km senior womens race at the Iten Cross Country Meeting held on Saturday (03) at Iten Grounds, Elgeyo Marakwet County.
The 30 year-old cut the tape in a time of 34:52.0 with the 2021 World U20 3000m steeplechase Champion coming home in second in 35:19.4. The 1500m specialist, Millicent Kemboi closed the podium three finishes in 35:30.9.
Elgeyo Marakwekt County, Doris Jerop and Zenah Jeptoo from the Nandi County finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 35:35.8 and 35:53.0 respectively.
10km Senior Women
- Irene Cheptai 34:52.0
- ackline Chepkoech 35:19.4
- Millicent Kemboi 35:30.9
- Doris Jerop 35:35.8
- Zenah Jeptoo 35:53.0
Josephat Kiprotich and Edith Chepchuma were the winners of the2nd edition of the Athletics Kenya Mountain running championships that was held on Sunday (2) in Tinderet, Nandi County.
Kiprotich took the top honors in 10km senior men’s when he cut the tape in 47:47 and was followed closely by Frederick Domongole who came home in second in 47:51 with Hillary Maiyo closing the first three podium finishes in 47:71.
In 10km senior women category, Jepchumba ran away with the title in one of the most difficult course she has ever faced as she cut the tape 61.06 ahead of Zenah Jeptoo who crossed the in second in 61:12 and Monica Jeruto taking the third spot in 62.02.
Amos Kipkurui won the 8km junior men in 28:06 followed by Nicholas Kiprop (28:30) and Bernard Kipchirchir (29:08) while Valentine Jebet was the 6km champion in 32:12 followed by Eileen Chepkoech (32:27) and Faith Chepchirchir (35:49).