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
|1||Geoffrey Kipsang KAMWOROR||KEN||34:52|
|2||Bedan Karoki MUCHIRI||KEN||35:00|
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