Kamworor with six as Chelimo claim her maiden Police Cross country title

Two time world cross country champion Geoffrey Kamworor proved his intentions to hit a hat-trick at the world cross country championships set for Aarhus in Denmark following his 6th victory of the Kenya Police Cross Country championships ran today at Ngong Racecourse grounds.

While All Africa Games 5,000m champion Margaret Chelimo won the women’s 10km distance at the same venue.

The two time world half marathon champion edged top runners like two time Africa junior champion Mathew Kisorio, Josphat Boit, Isaac Kwemoi among other top athletes to claim the title ahead of national cross country championships cum national trials ahead of world showpiece.

The former New York City marathon champion claimed the 10km title in 29:36.1 ahead of Boit’s 29:53.9 in second position as Kwemoi timed 29:58.8 for third.

Kisorio came 5th behind Emmanuel Bett 30:08.7 and 30:04.9 respectively to book for national trials to be staged in Eldoret Sports Club next month.

The former world 10,000 silver medalist won back-to-back cross country titles in 2015 and 2017.

In women’s section reigning All Africa Games 5,000m champion Margaret Chelimo won the title edging out beating former World 3,000m steeplechase champion Hyvin Kiyeng and 2012 World Half Marathon bronze medallist Pascalia Jepkorir.

Chelimo made her maiden win in the uniformed officers title in 33:09.2 followed by Kiyeng, the 2016 Rio Olympics 3,000m steeplechase silver medallist in second position timing 33:43.5 Jepkorir settled third in 33:55.3.

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