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Jeruto and Simiu shine at Discovery Kenya Cross Country championships

Former Africa Athletics 3,000m steeplechase champion Norah Jeruto and newly crowned Valencia Ibercaja 10km champion Daniel Simiu Ebenyo were crowned the champions of the 31st edition of Discovery Kenya Cross country championships held today at the Eldoret Sports Club.

Daniel Simiu Ebenyo

Jeruto, also the 2021 Valencia Ibercaja 10km champion edged out her young sister Daisy Jepkemei for the women’s 10km title.

The former world Youth 2,000m steeplechase cut the cut the tape in 33:29.6 followed by Jepkemei in 34:04.5 and Dorcas Chepchirchir Tuitoek coming in third timing 34:21.8.

Simiu won the men’s 10km in 30:14.0 ahead of Kelvin Kibiwott in 30:35.9 and Edward Cheserek completing the podium in 30:38.1.

A week after winning the national 5km Athletics Kenya cross country championships, Pamela Kosgei wants to fit into the shoes of her elder sister Brigid Kosgei after winning the 6km junior women.

The young Kosgey cut the tape in 21:17.9 beating Ednah Chepkemei to second in 21:22.2 and Sharon Chepnegtich whop was third in 21:24.6.

In 8km junior men, nandi based Ismail Kurui won the title in 24:32.3 relegating Felic Korir to second in 24:34.5 and Brian Kiplimo in third podition by clocking 24:48.7.

6km junior women

  1. Pamela Kosgei- 21:17.9
  2. Ednah Chepkemoi- 21:22.2
  3. Sharon Chepngetich- 21:24.6
  4. Marion Chepngetich- 21:30.7
  5. Betty Jelagat- 21:34.5
  6. Maurine Jepkcoech- 21:40.2

8km junior men

  1. Ismail Kurui- 24:32.3
  2. Felix Korir- 24:34.5
  3. Brian Kiplimo- 24:48.7
  4. Vincent Maiyo- 24:50.3
  5. Gideon Kiprotich- 24:57.7
  6. Brian Kiprop- 25:00.9

10km senior women

  1. Norah Jeruto- 33:29.6
  2. Daisy jepkemei- 34:04.5
  3. Dorcas Jepchirchir- 34:21.8
  4. Irene Chemutai Cheptai- 34:38.8
  5. Alice Aprot- 35:04.4
  6. Stella jesang- 34:10.7

10km senior men

  1. Daniel Simiu- 30:14.0
  2. Kelvin Kibiwott- 30:35.9
  3. Edward Cheserek- 30:38.1
  4. Titus Kipruto- 30:51.4
  5. Charles Lokir- 30:55.0
  6. Robert Kiprop- 30:54.3
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