Kipngeno, Kanda shine at Mountain Running

Patrick Kipngeno and Francisca Kanda were crowned the champions of the inaugural Athletics Kenya Mountain Running held today in Naivasha, Nakuru county.

Coming from home county, Kipngeno won the 10km title in 50:37.05  ahead of Elgeyo Marakwet’s Titus Kimutai (51:09.00) before Michael Kamau of Nyandarua completing the podium in 51:43.08.

Kanda, who has dominated cross country series in the country won the 8km senior women ahead of Beatrice Cheserek and Judith Korir, who clocked 48:11.05, 48:41.00 and 49:20.06 respectively.

Emmanuel Maru won the men’s 8km junior title 37:19.02 beating Matthew Rutto (38:13.03) while Henry Mwangi wa Nyandarua finished third in 39:01.08.

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