Kiplangat, Cherotich triumph at national junior cross country championships

World under 20 5,000m champion Benson Kiplagat and South Rift’s Faith Cherotich won the under 20 titles at the concluded Athletics Kenya National cross country championships held on Saturday at the Lobo Village in Eldoret.

Faith Cherotich win the under 20 title

Representing South Rift, Kiplagat won the 8km junior men in 24:08.0 followed closely by Central’s Samuel Kibathe (24:16.9) and South Rift’s Reynond Kipkorir (24:21.4).

It was another South Rift’s winner in 6km junior women when Cherotich won the title in 20:28.4 beating world under 20 3,000m steeplechase champion Purity Chepkirui to second in 20:34.8 and Grace Loibach ended the podium in 21:07.0.

Selected results

Under 20 men

  1. Benson Kiplagat (South Rift)- 24:08.0
  2. Samuel Kibathi (Central)- 24:16,9
  3. Reynond Kipkorir (South Rift)- 24:21.4
  4. Gideon Kipngetich (North Eastern)- 24:21.9
  5. Shadrack Rono (South Rift)- 24:29.9


  1. Faith Cherotich (South Rift)- 20:28.4
  2. Purity Chepkirui (South Rift)- 20:34.8
  3. Grace Loibach
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