Kiplagat, Borura win AK Cross country titles in Machakos



Africa under 18 3,000m champion Emmanuel Kiplagat and Esther Borura were the winners of the opening leg of Athletics Kenya Cross country championships held today at the Machakos People’s Park in Machakos County.

Following the postponement of the races to mourn the late Agnes Jebet Tirop, action resumed today and Kiplagat did not fail and won the men’s 10km title in 29:40.07 ahead of Vincent Kipkurui (29:42.2) and Fredrick Domongele completing the podium in 30:08.0.

In women’s 10km, Borura won the title in 34:07.4 beating Caren (34:28.52) and Valentine Jepkoech (34:47.47) for third position.

Reigning Africa Junior 3000m bronze medallist Gideon Rono returned from circumcision leave to win the 8km junior men when he clocked 23:29.6 ahead of Parkesh Gasha (23:42.4) and Gideon Kipngetich (23:42.4).

In junior women, Janet Jepkoech was the victor in 20:50.6 beating Sharon Chepngetich to secon in 21:12.5 and Yvone Chepchirchir in 21:20.7.

Selected results

6km under 18 boys

  1. Mathew Kipokech- 17:46.0
  2. Raphael Dopatch- 17:59.0
  3. Peter Kamau- 18:07.0
  4. Justus Mwenya- 18:15.0
  5. Caleb Munyao- 18:36.0

8km junior men

  1. Gideon Rono- 23:26.6
  2. Parktesh Gasha- 23.42.2
  3. Gideon Kipngetich- 23:48.4
  4. Simon Kiprop- 23:57.0
  5. Nelson Mandela- 24:003

10km senior men

  1. Emmanuel Kiplagat-29:40.7
  2. Vincent Kipkurui-29:42.2
  3. Fredrick Domongele- 30:08.8
  4. Kipsambut Kimakal-30:10.7
  5. Leonard Bett- 30:25.8

6km junior women

  1. Janet Jepkoech- 20:50.6
  2. Sharon Chepngetich- 21:12.5
  3. Yvonne Chepchirchir- 21:20.7
  4. Celestine chepkosgei- 21:20.7
  5. Evrelyne Syombua- 21:25.8

10km senior women

  1. Esther Borura- 34:04.4
  2. Caren Chebet- 34:28.5
  3. Valentine Jepkoech- 34:47.4
  4. Agnes Mumbua- 34:53.8
  5. Beatrice Chepkemoi- 35:03.3

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