Kipkirui, Chepkoech reign in Nairobi Cross Country junior races

Embakasi's Dennis Kipkirui in Under-20 men's 8km race at Nairobi Cross Country

Embakasi's Dennis Kipkirui leads the Under-20 men's 8km 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:

  • Kipkirui took command from the first lap of the four-lap race before winning in 22 minutes and 49.2 seconds as athletes from Embakasi claimed all the podium places
  • Chepkoech, a Form Two student at Saramek Secondary School, Kericho, timed 19:33.9 to triumph and make amends after finishing fifth last year
  • Chepkoech outclassed compatriot Triza Cherotich to second place in 19:49.2 as another Lang'ata athlete Yvonne Chepchirchir clocked 20:02.9 for third place

Dennis Kipkirui and Florence Chepkoech are the Under-20 winners of the 2022 Athletics Kenya Nairobi Cross Country Championships.

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