Kipruto, Rionoripo win 'Battle of the Teams' race

Athletes take a walk on Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Athletes take a walk on Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic before competing in the "Battle for the Teams" race on May 30, 2021. Benson Kipruto won in the men's category clocking 2:10:16 while Purity Rionoripo won in the women's category timing 2:20:14.
 

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What you need to know:

  • Kipruto, who is was in a group of five athletes, surged forward after 40km mark and went for the tape in a race that focused more on team effort than individual times
  • Kapsabet-based Kipruto helped his team of Birell win the overall title after bagging 7152 points ahead of Team Volkswagen who accumulated 6787
  • In the women's category, another Kapsabet-based athlete Rionoripo pulled out of the group of about eight athletes after the 28km mark leading all the way to the tape clocking 2:20:14

Kenyans Benson Kipruto and Purity Rionoripo are the winners of the "Battle of the Teams" race that was held in Prague, Czech Republic on Sunday.

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