Barsoton, Cheptai head 24-member national World XC team


Irene Cheptai crosses the finish line to win 10KM senior women during the National cross ...
Irene Cheptai crosses the finish line to win 10KM senior women during the National cross country championship at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi, Kenya on February 18, 2017. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

Leonard Barsoton and Irene Cheptai will head a 24-member Kenyan team at the 2017 World Cross-country championships in Kampala, Uganda on March 26, after winning Saturday’s national trials.

Kenya are seeking to wrestle the overall world title from arch-rivals Ethiopia.

The Kenya team also includes the men’s and women’s 10km defending champions Geoffrey Kamworor and Agnes Tirop and Olympians Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon, Alice Aprot and Hyvin Kiyeng.

The Kenya team for 2017 World Cross-country championships:

Senior men: Leonard Barsoton, Bedan Karoki, Geoffrey Kamworor, Vincent Rono, Leonard Komon, Leonard Lagat

Senior women: Irene Cheptai, Lilian Kasait, Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon, Alice Aprot, Agnes Tirop, Hyvin Kiyeng

U-20 men: Richard Yator, Meshack Kyuguti, Wesley Ladema, Edwin Kiplagat, Amos Kirui, Ronald Kirui

U20 women:Sandrafelis Chebet, Cellephine Chepteek, Sheila Chelangat, Emmaculate Chepkirui, Joyline Cherotich, Esther Muthoni.

 

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