Agnes Jebet set second fastest time of the year at Lille 10km road race

World cross country bronze medalist Agnes Jebet Ngetich ran the second fastest time to win the Lille 10km race held today in France.

The 23 year-old won the race in 29:26 for the title being the second fastest time of the year in the mixed race behind Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf.

Negtich, who won the world record at 29:24 during the Brasov Running Festival in Romania, was not ratified by World Athletics due to the course being short, led a 1-2-3 Kenyan podium finish as she improved on the old record of 30:01 set by the late Agnes Tirop in Herzogenaurach in 2021, with a new World Record of 29:25.

Ngetich renewed her rivalry with Discoery Kenya cross country champion Emmaculate Acholi Anyango who 29:34 as personal best with Christine Njoki wrapping up the podium three finishes in 29:40.

Ngetich has been facing rivalry from Anyango this year. The beginning of the cross country in Kericho, Anyango beat Ngetich to win the title as Ngetich came second. A week later, Netich won the Athletics Kenya cross country title in Kapsokwany followed by Anyango.

In men, Ethiopian Gamechu Dida was the winner in 27:16 followed by Bravin Kiptoo (27:19) and Chidessa Debele coming third in 27:23.

Leading results


  1. Agnes Jebet Ngetich (KEN) 29:26
  2. Emmaculate Anyango Acholi (KEN) 30:01
  3. Christine Njoki 30”41
  4. Nelvin Jepkemboi-31:00
  5. Faith Chepchirchir-31:04
  6. Tigist Gezahagn 31:07
  7. Sutume Kebede-31:25
  8. Maureen Koster- 31:24
  9. Zenah Cheptoo-31:41
  10. Merkedes Alemeshede- 31:56


  1. Gemechu Dida- 27:17
  2. Bravin Kiptoo 27:19
  3. Chmdessa Debele-27:23
  4. Felix Kibet-27:27
  5. Basten Augusto- 27:40
  6. Thabang Mosiako- 27:44
  7. Vincent Kimaito- 28:03
  8. Donovan Christien- 28:05
  9. Kuma Debele-28:07
  10. Hosea Kiplagat-28:10
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