Impressive Wanjiru wins maiden Prison Cross Country title

Rosemary Wanjiru wins Kenya Prisons Cross Country senior women's race

Rosemary Wanjiru cuts the tape to win the Kenya Prisons Service Cross Country senior women's race at Prisons Staff Training College in Ruiru on January 16, 2021. 

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The 24-year-old Wanjiru, who finished fourth in 10,000m at 2019 World Championships in Doha, clocked 33 minutes and 43.53 seconds to add another Prisons title to her collection
  • Wanjiru, the Prisons 10,000m champion and 2015 African Games 5,000m champion edged out the 2017 World Cross Championships bronze medallist Lillian Kasait to second place in 34:17.01
  • Whether Wanjiru will also take part in the National Cross Country Championships due February 13 in Kisii remains to be seen

Rosemary Wanjiru was sublime in her execution leading from gun to finish to win her maiden Kenya Prisons Service Cross Country senior women's race at Prisons Staff Training College on Saturday.

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