Pauline Chemining Korikwiang returned in her winning ways today when she claimed 10,000m during the Athletics Kenya Track and Field championships cum Africa Senior Athletics Championships to be staged in Assaba, Nigeria.
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The 2006 world junior 5,000m silver medalist, Korikwiang, competing for Kenya Defence Forces defeated reigning champion Alice Aprot from Prison and Nairobi region runner Sandrafelis Chebet at the Kasarani Stadium.
Korikwiang, the 2011 Africa Games 10,000m bronze medalist stormed into victory timing 31:51.1 followed by the reigning All Africa Games 10,000m champion Aprot in 31:59.1 and upstart Chebet completed the podium in 32:26.5.
the West Pokot born runner also won Kenya’s bronze medal at the 2011 Africa championships in 5,000m.
It’s in Assaba where the African team for the World Cup that is also known as the Continental Cup will be picked.
The World Cup is due for Ostrava Czech in September 8 and 9 this year.