Gebrhiwot beats Barega
SAN GIORGIO SU LEGNANO (ITA, Jan 6): Hagos Gebrhiwet defeated Ethiopian teammate Selemon Barega over 10km at the Campaccio Cross Country (IAAF CC Permit), 29:18 to 29:22. Uganda’s Albert Chemutai was third in 29:23 with home favourites Yemaneberhan Crippa (29:56) and Daniele Meucci (30:11) fourth and fifth respectively. After a number of late withdrawals, three-time European cross country champion Yasemin Can from Turkey was an easy winner of the senior women’s 6km in 19:21 ahead of little-known Ethiopian Silenat Ysmaw (19:37) and Kenya’s Caroline Chepkemoi (19:46). Late entrant Lonah Chemtai Salpeter from Israel was fourth in 19:58 followed by Italians Sara Dossena (20:24) and European U20 CC Champion Nadia Battocletti (20:51).