Africa Senior Athletics 10,000m runner Purity Komen and Bravin Kiprop were the topped the champions of the next version of Kapsowar Charity Conservation 10km Highway Race held these days in Kapsowar, Elgeyo Marakwet County.
Competing in her to start with race following competing at the Africa Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius, Komen gained the women’s title soon after braving the morning very hot solar, surging the hilly system to get the 10km race.
Introducing herself in highway operating, Komen took the direct just after 5km to get the race in 32:35.84 for the title beating upstart Naomi Jebet to 2nd in 33:12.41 and Zenah Jeptoo finishing the podium timing 33:14.17.
“This is my first race immediately after Africa championships and it was just one of the most tough race, bearing in mind the hilly, sharp corners and steep slopes. But with all this sort of troubles, I managed to win the race,” she claimed.
With no races all around, she added that she has no strategies but will have interaction the management for the way forward.
“I will go over with my administration to know their strategies and put together myself,” she extra.
In guys, Kiprop gained the title with his sprint finish to lower the tape in 28:39 ahead of Samuel Naibei (28:43) and Gilbert Kibet coming 3rd in 29:14.
Kiprop, who trains In Mokwo, Elgeyo Marakwet county under mentor David Maiyo claimed that he had very little time to train but he utilized his monitor knowledge for the title.
“This has been a great race even while I ran on a hard study course, I managed to occur dwelling with victory. Jogging on observe has been great for me guiding me with speed to get,” he claimed.
He returned to the race soon after ending in posture 19th in the 1st edition last yr.
“I had bad effects very last year but coming here with the victory displays that I have been accomplishing well in all my preparations,” he mentioned.
In the 5km educational facilities class, Gilbert Kiprotich and Maurine Jepkoech emerged victorious.
- Bravin Kiprop- 28:39
- Samuel Naibei- 28:43
- Gilbert Kibet- 29:14
- Vincent Kiprotich- 29:24
- Victor Togom- 29:27
- Edgar Kosgei- 29:28
- Brian Kiptoo- 29:31
- Ayub Kiptum- 29:32
- Thomas Kibet- 29:34
- Josphat Chelimo- 29:35
- Purity Komen- 32:35.84
- Naomi Jebet- 33:12.41
- Priscah Chesang- 33:14.17
- Zenah Jeptoo- 33:33.28
- Nelly Jeptoo- 33:34.09
- Sheila Jepckoech- 33:41.05
- Shamilla Kipsiror- 33:43.52
- Rebecca Jepkemoi- 33:52.17
- Jackline Chelal- 33:53.30
- Beatrice Cheserek- 33:57.31
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