Geoffrey Kamworor (Getty Images) -

Geoffrey Kamworor (Getty Images) –

Geoffrey Kamworor enhanced his reputation as a runner for the big stage as he maintained his unbeaten championship record at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015 here today

Using his trademark front-running tactics, the 22-year-old Kenyan added the senior men’s cross-country title to his junior title from four years ago, and his world half-marathon title from Copenhagen last year.

Kamworor’s game plan was clear from the start: run the finish out of 5000m specialists Muktar Edris and Hagos Gebrhiwet from Ethiopia, as well as compatriot Bedan Karoki, who outran Kamworor in the last 800 metres at the Kenyan Trials in Nairobi last month.

The team standings couldn’t have been closer with Ethiopia and Kenya both finishing with 20 points but the Ethiopians secured the title under the tie-break rules by dint of the fact their fourth counter Atsedu Tsegay finished seventh while the fourth counter for Kenya – Langat – was 12th.

Read more at: IAAF.org

 

Individual Results:

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 Geoffrey Kipsang KAMWOROR KENKEN 34:52
2 Bedan Karoki MUCHIRI KENKEN 35:00
3 Muktar EDRIS ETHETH 35:06
4 Hagos GEBRHIWET ETHETH 35:15
5 Leonard BARSOTON KENKEN 35:24
6 Tamirat TOLA ETHETH 35:33
7 Atsedu TSEGAY ETHETH 35:47
8 Moses KIBET UGAUGA 35:53
9 Ismail JUMA TANTAN 35:55
10 Aweke AYALEW BRNBRN 35:56

Team Results:

POS TEAM COUNTRY MARK
1 Ethiopia EthiopiaEthiopia 20
2 Kenya KenyaKenya 20
3 Bahrain BahrainBahrain 54
4 Eritrea EritreaEritrea 91
5 Uganda UgandaUganda 92
6 Tanzania TanzaniaTanzania 130
7 United States United StatesUnited States 131
8 Rwanda RwandaRwanda 153
9 South Africa South AfricaSouth Africa 162
10 Algeria AlgeriaAlgeria 189
Share