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National Police Cross country: Geoffrey Kamworor, Stacy Ndiwa are the champions

Two time world cross country champion Geoffrey Kamworor and former world 1,500m junior champion Stacy Ndiwa were crowned the champions of National Police Cross Service country Championships held today at Ngong Racecourse.

With his focus to hit a hat trick in the world cross country championships set for Valencia, Spain in March 24th won the men’s 10km distance for another third back to back wins.

 

The Global Sports Communication, man of all surfaces beat defending champion Augustine Choge, reclaiming his title at the national championships titles he won in 2013-2016.

The reigning New York City marathon champion cut the tape in 29:11.2 ahead of Noah Kipkemboi to second in 29:28.2 and Josephat Bett to third in 29:32.5.

After finishing 5th at the 2015 world cross country championships, Stacy Ndiwa won the 10km women’s category.

The Kenya Police College based runner    beat experienced sides of Beatrice Chepkoech of Anti-Stock Theft Unit and General Service Unit’s Ruth Chepng’etich.

But Ndiwa is determined to win the Nationals and represent Kenya at the Africa Cross Country championships due March in Algeria.

Chepkoech, who represented Kenya at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and 2017 World Championships in London, once again settled second in 34:24.8 as Chepng’etich came in third in 34:35.8.

African Games 5,000m champion Margaret Chelimo (Eastern) was  fourth in 34:43.5 followed by Margaret Wangare 35:05.0.

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