Jepleting wins Shoe4Africa Road Race in Iten

Selah Jepleting during the ninth edition of Shoe4Africa Women's Road Race in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on December 24, 2014. Jepleting ended the year in style by winning the Shoe4Africa 5km Women’s Road Race. PHOTO | COPPERFIELD LAGAT |

What you need to know:

  • The 22-year old Jepleting, who represented Kenya at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July, braved the cold and dusty course to beat elite athletes, including 2010 Youth Olympics 3000 meters champion Gladys Chesir.
  • Chesir, the winner of 2014 UAP Ndakaini Half Marathon, was beaten to third place by new talent Eunice Chebichii who recorded a personal best of 16.49.4. Chesir, a regular cross country runner, sealed the podium in 16.55.7.
  • The winner took home Sh27,000 (US$300) and the second-placed finisher Sh18,000. Prizes of Sh9,000 tickled down to the 12th finisher, while other competitors got training shoes.

After winning the Athletics Kenya Cross-country series in Machakos last weekend, Selah Jepleting ended the year in style by winning the ninth edition of Shoe4Africa 5km Women’s Road Race in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

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