Irene Cheptai stuns rich field to win Cross Country title

Irene Cheptai of Kenya Police winning women's 10km race during the Lotto National Cross Country Championships on February 18, 2017 at Uhuru Gardens. PHOTO | AYUMBA AYODI |

What you need to know:

  • Hard work and determination finally paid for Cheptai as she secured victory on her fourth attempt in 31:47.5, stunning defending champion Alice Aprot from Prisons and South Rift's 2015 National champion Faith Chepng'etich.
  • Cheptai finished 10th in 2013 and seventh in 2014 and 2015 before missing out in 2016.

Irene Cheptai from Kenya Police is the surprise winner of this year's Lotto National Cross Country Championships women's 10km race.

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