Chepkoech, Kiprotich reign in Central Rift Cross Country

Jackline Chepkoech wins Central Rift Cross Country

Jackline Chepkoech in action in the senior women's 10km race during the Athletics Kenya Central Rift Cross Country Championships at Lobo Village in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County on January 08, 2022.

Photo credit: Bernard Rotich | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Chepkoech, who ran from behind the leading pack in the first two laps, surged forward and led in the remaining three laps before crossing the line in 34 minutes and 39.20 seconds
  • According to Chepkoech, she didn’t expect to win the race after missing training for some time due to illness
  • In the men’s category, Kiprotich stuck with the leading pack before breaking in the last lap to claim victory

World Under-20 3,000m steeplechase champion Jackline Chepkoech and upcoming Vincent Kiprotich were crowned winners of the Athletics Kenya Central Rift Cross Country Championships held at Lobo Village in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County on Saturday. 

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