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Jebitok and Nimubona win Energy vision Cross Cup Hannut

Edinah Jebitok notched up her third Gold-level victory in this season’s World Athletics Cross Country Tour, the Energyvision CrossCup Hannut, held on Sunday.

Amidst the harsh, wintry backdrop of a snow-laden 9km course,  Jebitok’s performance  was nothing short of spectacular after taking the women’s title by a 39-second margin

In freezing conditions, Jebitok didn’t hang around. Fellow Kenyans Pamela Kosgei and Faith Chepkoech did their best to stay with her in the first kilometre, but Jebitok soon made a break from her opponents and set off on a solo run.

With Jebitok pushing the pace out in front, the rest of the field soon became strung out behind her.

Kosgei held on to second place throughout, but Britain’s Megan Keith reeled in Chepkoech after 20 minutes to move into third place.

Jebitok was away and clear, though, and crossed the line in 31:01. Kosgei was a comfortable runner-up in 31:40, eight seconds clear of Keith. Chepkoech placed fourth in 32:34.

In the men’s category, Kibet Kandie clocked 28:42 to finish third in a race won by Rwandan Yves Nimubona who crossed the finish line in 28:29

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