PHOTOS: Kip’s limo too good in Tororo

Thursday February 21 2019

Senior men athletes racing in the 10km race

Senior men athletes racing in the 10km race during the National Cross Country Championship at Tororo Golf Course. Photo by Ismail Kezaala 

By DARREN ALLAN KYEYUNE

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.

Jacob Kiplimo of KCCA Athletics Club finishing

Jacob Kiplimo of KCCA Athletics Club finishing ahead of the pack in the senior men's 10km race during the National Cross Country Championship at Tororo Golf Course. Photo by Ismail Kezaala

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.

Senior women athletes racing past an obstacle

Senior women athletes racing past an obstacle in the 10km race during the National Cross Country Championship at Tororo Golf Course. Photo by Ismail Kezaala

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.

Sarah Chelangat of UWA Athletics Club crosses

Sarah Chelangat of UWA Athletics Club crosses the finish line in the junior women’s 6km event.

Middle-distance runners Ronald Musagala and Dorcus Ajok bossed the mixed relay.

Marathoner Stephen Kiprotich of Prisons

Marathoner Stephen Kiprotich of Prisons finished 11th.

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