Jacob Kiplimo, Bogata 2018, photo by PhotoRun.net
Kiplimo beats Cheptegei
SEVILLE (ESP, Jan 20): World U20 cross country champion Jacob Kiplimo had the better of Ugandan teammate Joshua Cheptegei at the Cross Internacional de Italica (IAAF CC Permit). Kiplimo broke away on the last lap of the senior men’s 9.975km to win in 27:48 ahead of Cheptegei (28:04) and Bahrain’s Alberto Rop (28:06). David Palacio was the leading domestic finisher in seventh in 28:49 ahead of Antonio Abadia (28:50) and Adel Mechaal (29:06). Kenya’s steeple WR holder Beatrice Chepkoech took a gun-to-tape win in the senior women’s 9.135km in 28:01 ahead of Uganda’s Stella Chesang (28:35) and three-time European cross country champion Yasemin Can from Turkey (29:04). Trihas Gebre was leading Spaniard in sixth in 29:57.
Joshua Cheptegei, London WC 2017, photo by PhotoRun.net