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Champions Chepkemoi and Chebolei shine at Agnes Tirop Memorial

National Cross Country champions Joyce Chepkemoi tele and Samuel Chebolei were crowned the champions in the 10km senior women and men races respectively at the Agnes Tirop Memorial cross country championships held today at the Lobo Village in Eldoret.

Chepkemoi led a Kenyan sweep of the podium, timing 34:02 as world 5000m silver medalist, Margaret Chelimo (34:09) and Nespine Jepleting (34:22) settled for second and third respectively.

It was the same script for Chepkemoi who had produced a shocking win at the National Cross Country Championship at the same venue, over two weeks ago. 

Chebolei clocked 29:46 to take gold as Kimeli (30:00) and Kibet (30:10) took silver and bronze respectively. 

Men results

  1. Samuel Chebolei- 29:46
  2. Nicholas Kimeli -30:00
  3. Michael Kibet -30:10
  4. Stanley Waithaka -30:17
  5. Charles Lokir- 30:26
  6. Josphat Kiprotich- 30:36
  7. Leonard Bett- 30:42
  8. Reuben Longosiwa -30:43
  9. Vincent Kiprotich Kibet -30:47
  10. Fredrick Domongole -30:52

Women 10km results

  1. Joyce Chepkemoi Tele -34:02
  2. Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo -34:09
  3. Nespine Jepleting -34:22
  4. Beatrice Chebet -34:33
  5. Viola Chepngeno -34:40
  6. Catherine Reline -34:51
  7. Faith Cherono -34:58
  8. Jackline Rotich- 35:03
  9. Carolyme Nyaga -35:04
  10. Celliphine Chespol -35:10
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