Kenyan Chebet wins title as rival collapses near finish

Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet and Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo took the honours at the World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia.

Chebet, 22, managed to take the women’s title in a dramatic closing stage which saw her Ethiopian rival Letesenbet Gidey collapse within sight of the tape.

Chebet completed the 10km-course in 33 minutes 48 seconds.

Gidey was later disqualified after being illegally helped to her feet before reaching the finish.

Ethiopian Tsigie Gebreselama took the silver medal and Agnes Jebet Ngetich from Kenya came third.

Kiplimo’s victory in 29 minutes and 17 seconds in the men’s race was less dramatic. The 22-year-old however did cause a bit of an upset by beating distance favourite and fellow Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei.

Cheptegei picked up the bronze medal and Ethiopian Berihu Aregawi came second.


SOurce: BBC


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