TORORO. For years, the National Cross-Country Championships had Moses Kipsiro as the poster boy until Joshua Cheptegei took over in 2017.
Now there seems to be sudden change of guard with teenager Jacob Kiplimo taking over.
Kiplimo produced a stellar finish to beat Cheptegei and claim the senior men’s 10km title in 28 minutes and 56 seconds with the famous Tororo Rock in his back.
The 18-year-old has now seven races since November and he is primed to go for the big title at the World Cross-country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark on March 30.
In Tororo, Stella Chesang as well braced the heat to win the senior women’s 10km event. The story wasn’t done yet with Sarah Chelangat and Hosea Kiplangat expectedly won the junior titles.
Middle-distance runners Ronald Musagala and Dorcus Ajok bossed the mixed relay.