Chebet wins Nairobi Cross Country women's title

Emily Chebet in senior women's 10km race at Nairobi Cross Country

Lang'ata's Emily Chebet leads the senior women's 10km race during the Athletics Kenya Nairobi Cross Country Championships at the Kenya Prisons Service ground, Nairobi West on January 15, 2022.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Chebet held off Kenyan-born steeplechaser Winfred Yavi of Bahrain in the last two of the five-lap course after thrilling exchange to triumph in 32 minutes and 13.2 seconds
  • Chebet,  who finished 20th at last year's National Cross Country Championships, is now targeting a top six finish during this year's event due January 22 at Lobo Village, Eldoret
  • Yavi said she will be targeting a podium finish in 3,000m steeplechase at the World Athletics Championships programmed from July 15-24 in Oregon, United States

After playing second fiddle for two years, Lang'ata's Emily Chebet Saturday finally won Athletics Kenya Nairobi Cross Country Championships senior women's 10km title at the Kenya Prisons Service ground, Nairobi West.

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