Kenyans rule Uganda cross country contest
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Kenyans rule Uganda cross country contest


on  Sunday, March 26  2017 at  19:10

Kenyans Sunday reaffirmed their position as a global athletics power house by winning the overall title of the 42nd edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda.

Ethiopia were second in a contest that also saw Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo bag the first gold medal for his country in men's junior 8km race.

Running in the third race, the 16-year-old Kiplimo raised the hopes of Ugandans that had been thwarted following a poor performance in the first two races in which they finished in the fourth and eighth positions.

Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor retained his title after winning the 10km senior race.