Africa Senior Athletics 10,000m runner Purity Komen and Bravin Kiprop were being the crowned the champions of the 2nd version of Kapsowar Charity Conservation 10km Highway Race held these days in Kapsowar, Elgeyo Marakwet County.
Competing in her 1st race just after competing at the Africa Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius, Komen won the women’s title right after braving the early morning warm solar, surging the hilly system to gain the 10km race.
Introducing herself in highway jogging, Komen took the guide right after 5km to earn the race in 32:35.84 for the title beating upstart Naomi Jebet to second in 33:12.41 and Zenah Jeptoo completing the podium timing 33:14.17.
“This is my to start with race soon after Africa championships and it was just one of the most tricky race, bearing in mind the hilly, sharp corners and steep slopes. But with all such issues, I managed to acquire the race,” she mentioned.
With no races all-around, she included that she has no plans but will have interaction the management for the way forward.
“I will examine with my administration to know their designs and prepare myself,” she included.
In adult men, Kiprop received the title with his sprint finish to minimize the tape in 28:39 forward of Samuel Naibei (28:43) and Gilbert Kibet coming 3rd in 29:14.
Kiprop, who trains In Mokwo, Elgeyo Marakwet county underneath mentor David Maiyo said that he experienced little time to coach but he applied his monitor encounter for the title.
“This has been a fantastic race even however I ran on a challenging course, I managed to arrive residence with victory. Functioning on monitor has been good for me guiding me with velocity to get,” he said.
He returned to the race after finishing in placement 19th in the first edition final 12 months.
“I experienced poor benefits past calendar year but coming right here with the victory reveals that I have been executing well in all my preparations,” he explained.
In the 5km faculties classification, Gilbert Kiprotich and Maurine Jepkoech emerged victorious.
- Bravin Kiprop- 28:39
- Samuel Naibei- 28:43
- Gilbert Kibet- 29:14
- Vincent Kiprotich- 29:24
- Victor Togom- 29:27
- Edgar Kosgei- 29:28
- Brian Kiptoo- 29:31
- Ayub Kiptum- 29:32
- Thomas Kibet- 29:34
- Josphat Chelimo- 29:35
- Purity Komen- 32:35.84
- Naomi Jebet- 33:12.41
- Priscah Chesang- 33:14.17
- Zenah Jeptoo- 33:33.28
- Nelly Jeptoo- 33:34.09
- Sheila Jepckoech- 33:41.05
- Shamilla Kipsiror- 33:43.52
- Rebecca Jepkemoi- 33:52.17
- Jackline Chelal- 33:53.30
- Beatrice Cheserek- 33:57.31
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