Elisha Kipketer, Anita Kiptum claims Ziwa 5km titles

New Comers Elisha Kipketer and Anita Kiptum won the 4th edition of Ziwa Farmers 5km Road Race held today in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.

Kipketer overcame heavy wind and tough course to win the race, ousting two time Amsterdam marathon champion Lawrence Cherono, former Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase champion Jairus Birech among others to cut the tape in 13:48.2.

With his focus to compete at the world cross country cham,pionships, Kipketer won the race ahead of Reuben Longosina (13:51.7) and Wesley Rono (13:58.1).

“I want to make it to the national championships before heading to Denmark,” said  Kipketer who pocketed kshs 50,000.

In women’s race, Kiptum won the race in 15:59.6 ahead of Mercy Jerop (16:27.3) and Judy Cherotich’s 16:46.3.

Selected results 5km


  1. Elisha Kipketer-13:48.2
  2. Reuben Longosina-13:51.7
  3. Wesley Rono-13:58.1
  4. Hillary Maiyo-14:01.0
  5. Zablon Chumba-14:03.8
  6. Edwin Kibet-14:05.7


  1. Anita Kiptum-15:59.6
  2. Mercy Jerop-16:27.3
  3. Judy Cherotich-16:46.3
  4. Iscan Cheruto-16:49.7
  5. Isabella Chemurgor-16:58.5
  6. Zena Cheptoo-17:58.4
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