Kiplagat stunned at Kapsokwony cross-country meet

Jemimah Sumgong (left) holds her hear after her fall at Sunday's London Marathon. Compatriot Florence ...
Jemimah Sumgong (left) holds her hear after her fall at Sunday's London Marathon. Compatriot Florence Kiplagat who finished third is running alongside. PHOTO/LondonMarathon

Jackline Atidonyang ran a memorable 10KM race to stun two-time world cross champion and two-time Chicago Marathon Champion Florence Kiplagat as Noah Kipkemoi took the men’s title at the Kapsokwony cross country on Saturday.

World Under 20 champion Celliphine Chespol maintained her winning streak in the 6km junior race while Noah Kipkemei stunned Abraham Kiptum the Ndalat cross winner, to take the race title in 31:01.

Kiptum settled for second place in 31:09 as the Iten 10km Safaricom Road race winner Cosmas Birech settled for third place in 31:19.

In the women’s race, Jackline Atidonyang stopped the timer at 36:04 to take the title as Nelly Cheptoo followed closely in 36:5 while freshly minted Chicago Marathon champion and race favourite Florence Kiplagat settled for third place 37:2.

Dainel Kipchumba (24:46) took the men’s 8km junior race title in a very tightly contested race between him and Joshua Kiplagat (24:59) who finished second as Calbus Lomwai (25:02) came in third.

Home favorite Cellphine Chepsol, the U20 steeplachase world champion dominated and won the 6km junior race title in 21:04 while Zenah Chemtai (21:27) and Catherine Relina (21:48) came in second and third.


10 KM


  1. Noah Kipkemoi 31:01
  2. Abraham Kiptum 31:09
  3. Cosmas Birech 31:19
  4. Timothy Rono 31:32
  5. Fredrick Koech 31:47
  6. Joshua Kogo 31:57



  1. Jackline Atidonyang 36:04
  2. Nelly Cheptoo 36:56
  3. Florence Kiplangat 37:29
  4. Sophy Chebiwot 38:01
  5. Gladys Songol 39:30
  6. Eunice Chepkosgei 40:31




  1. Dainel Kipchumba 24:46
  2. Joshua Kiplagat 24:59
  3. Calbus Lomwai 25:02
  4. Samuel Chebolei 25:02
  5. Alex Kibet 25:02
  6. Aron Ndiema 25:03


Women 6Km

  1. Cellphine Chepsol 21:04
  2. Zenah Chemtai 21:27
  3. Catherine Relina 21:48
  4. Regina Cheptoo 21:51
  5. Phelistina Kanda 22:04
  6. Doris Cherop 21.19

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