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Nairobi, Kenya - Robert Cheruiyot, the reigning Boston City Marathon
champion, won the 12km senior men’s race in 33:24 at the Nairobi
Provincial Cross Country Championships, Saturday.
Sammy Karanja was second in 33:53, while John Kirui was placed third after
crossing the line in 33:58. Karanja had beaten Cheruiyot into second position
in the 10km race which was associated with and run on the same day as last
November’s Standard Chartered Nairobi International Marathon.
Cheruiyot preparations are aimed at his defence of his Boston title in
“I will race again at the National Cross Country Championships next
Thursday as I want to get fully ready to defend my title in Boston in
April,” said Cheruiyot.
In the mens 4km, Churchill Kipsang (10:37) was the easy winner, ahead of
Caleb Ngetich (10:41) and Augustine Rono (10:46).
Omwansa beaten in senior womens 8km
The senior womens 8km race was won by Everlyn Kimwei with Esther Chemutai in
second place. Kimwei clocked 25:33, while Chemutai was timed in 25:56.
Paris Marathon champion, Beatrice Omwanza was fourth (26:55) also beaten by
veteran Delilah Asiago (26:22) who finished third.