Kamworor Bags 6th Police XC Crown, Chespol Rules Prisons

Jan 26 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Top athletes will represent their institutions at the forthcoming national trials where Athletics Kenya will pick a team to represent the country in the 43rd edition of IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark

Celiphine Chepteek Chepsol of Kenya crosses the line to win gold in the final of the women's 3000m steeplechase on day four of The IAAF World U20 Championships on July 13, 2018 in Tampere, Finland. PHOTO/ Stephen Pond/Getty Images for IAAF

  • Former Africa Cross Country bronze medalist, Charles Muneria and  World U-20 women’s 3000m steeplechase titleholder, Celliphine Chespol are the winners of the 2019 Kenya Prisons Cross Country Championships  held at the Prisons Staff Training College in Ruiru on Saturday
  • Chespol breezed to the tape in 33:14.9 to win the women’s contest ahead of former Africa champion, Alice Aprot (33:32.0) who finished second and third placed Loise Chemnung (34:21.9)
  • World Cross Country champion Geoffrey Kamworor edged out Josphat Boit in a hotly contested men’s 10km race to win his sixth Kenya Police Service Cross Country Championships at the Ngong Race Course in Nairobi
  • Top athletes in their respective categories will represent their institutions at the forthcoming national trials in Nairobi where Athletics Kenya will pick a team to represent the country  in the 43rd edition of IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark  on March 30, 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya- Three-time World Cross champion Geoffrey Kispsang Kamworor raced to an unprecedented sixth Kenya Police Service Senior 10km title as World Under 20 winner, Celliphine Chespol bagged the corresponding honours at the Prisons  meeting in Nairobi on Saturday.

The two disciplined forces with an established tradition in athletics held their selection events for the Athletics Kenya National Cross Country Championships at the Ngong Race Course and  at the Prisons Staff Training College in Ruiru in that order where the biggest names in the field fulfilled their favourite roles to perfection.

Kamworor edged out Josphat Boit in a hotly contested men’s 10KM race in the cuthroat Police competition.

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Former Africa Cross Country bronze medalist, Charles Muneria and Chespol who is the World U-20 women’s 3000m steeplechase titleholder emerged winners in the Prisons contests.

Muneria clocked 29:12.5 to bag the hotly contested men’s 10KM category as Joshua Nakeri (29.52.2) and Emmanuel Ngatuny (29.53.4) came second and third.

Chespol breezed to the tape in 33:14.9 to win the women’s contest ahead of former Africa champion, Alice Aprot (33:32.0) who finished second and third placed Loise Chemnung (34:21.9).

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Top athletes in their respective categories will represent their institutions at the forthcoming national trials in Nairobi where Athletics Kenya will pick a team to represent the country  in the 43rd edition of IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark  on March 30, 2019.

Prisons Men’s Results

1.Charles Muneria                         29:12.5

2.Joshua Nakeri                             29:52.2

3.Emmanuel Ngatuny                    29:53.4

4.Silas Kiplagat                              30:15.9

5.Victor Chepkwony                       30:16.8

Prisons Women’s Results

1.Celliphine Chespol                       33:14.9

2.Alice Aprot                                   33:32.0

3.Loice Chemnung                          34:21.9

4.Nancy Nziza                                 24:24.5

5.Beatrice Ruto                               34:41.8