Kenya women team sweeps top six positions at the World Cross Country in Kampala

Kenya women team sweeps top six positions at the World Cross Country in Kampala

The Kenyan women team staged an amazing performance on Sunday exerting their dominance and class by sweeping all the medals at the 2017 Senior Women World Cross Country Championship at the Kololo grounds in Uganda.

The Kenya senior women 's team made history as they  swept the medals chart for the first time and crossed the line in the top six positions to confirm their superiority over the distance.

National Cross Country champion Irene Cheptai  led the strong field with gold followed by Africa Cross Country Champion Alice Aprot who finished second. Lillian Kasait Rengeruk  completed the Kenyan podium sweep in third place.

At the same time , Kenya's team led by Asbel Kiprop clocked 22:22 to win the inaugural IAAF mixed relay beating the Ethiopian team  who finished second with 22:30.Turkey finished third with a time of  22:37.

Earlier at the same course, Jacob Kiplimo  stunned the field to excite his home crowds  as he stormed home with the junior men's gold.

Senior Women Results

Irene Cheptai 31:57

Alice Aprot 32:01

Lilian Kasait 32:11

Hyvin Kiyeng 32:32

Agnes Tirop 32:32

Faith Chepng'etich 32:49.

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