By Standard Reporter
Ethiopia displayed a fantastic performance to win the all the gold individual titles at the World Cross-country championships in Edinburgh Scotland today.
Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba won the women’s junior 6 km race beating Kenya’s Irene Chepet Cheptai. Dibaba clocked 19:59 five seconds ahead of Chebet at 20:04 as Emebt Etea of Ethiopia came third in 20:06 followed by Kenya’s Delvine Relin Meringor 20:06. Njackline Chebii, Dorcas Jepchirchir and Christine Muyanga finished 6,8 and 12 respectively.In the men’s 8 km junior race, Ibrahim Jeilan and Ayele Abeshero stole the glory from the Kenyans as they grabbed gold and silver medals only for Kenya’s Lucas Rotich to take home a bronze medal.
Jeilan, the world junior 10000m champion managed 22:38 while Titus Mbishei, Mathew Kipkoech, Kisorio, Peter Kimeli Some and Levy Matebo Omari finished 5,6,7,10 and 15 respectively.Last year, Kenya swept the podium in 1-2-3-4 finish and retained the team title.Tirunesh Dibaba won the women’s cross country world championship gold medal for the third time while compatriot Mestawet Tufa came second.Dibaba, winner in 2005 and 2006 finished in 25 minutes 10 seconds.
Her country-man, Kenenisa Bekele, became the first man to win the world cross country championship title six times when he run the 12km course in 34 minutes, 38 seconds, ahead of Kenyan Leonard Patrick Komon and Eritrean Tadese third.
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