Chepkoech, Cheruiyot feted in Baringo

World champions Beatrice Chepkoech and Timothy Cheruiyot were feted by Bomet County Government during Mashujaa Day celebrations on Sunday.

The world 3,000m steeplechase champion won 3,000m while Cheruiyot won the 1,500m titles during the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar early this month at Khalifa International stadium.

And on Sunday at it was their day as the county government recognized their performance at Mogogosiek Baraza Park in Konoin Constituency.

County chief Hillary Barchok awarded them with trophies as well as former 10000m athlete William Cheruiyot Sigei.

Apart from the athletes, The Administration Police Service Bomet FC, which was recently promoted to the National Super League, was also feted in the ceremony that was attended by County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding.

Bomet County has produced many international athletes who have lifted the Kenyan flag high in global and regional competitions.

Sigei, who was feted in absentia, won the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 1993 and 1994.

In 1994, Sigei set a new 10000m world record (26:52.23) in Oslo which is currently ranked 18th among the fastest times over the distance.

Barchok said the county government is committed towards creating an enabling environment for upcoming athletes and those engaged in other disciplines to improve their skills.

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