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Mathew Kipksosgei defeats Samuel Kibathi in U20 race at Sirikwa Classic

Mathew Kipksosgei wins Men’s U20 race at Sirikwa Classic on Saturday 3,2024 in Lobo Village Kapseret, Uasin Gishu County
Mathew Kipksosgei wins Men’s U20 race at Sirikwa Classic on Saturday 3,2024 in Lobo Village Kapseret, Uasin Gishu County

Mathew Kipksosgei beat the defending champion in the Men’s U20 race Samuel Kibathis at the Sirikwa Classic, a World Cross Country Gold tour on Saturday (03) at the Lobo Village in Kapseret, Uasin Gishu County.

Kipkoech cut the tape first in 23:32 with Kibathi coming home in second in 23:37 with Charles Rotich finishing in third place in 23:40.

“I have unfinished business with Africa Cross Country Championships. I was to compete in 2020 but it was canceled because of Covid – 19. Though Ethiopians will be a challenge today is an indicator of a good performance in Tunis, said Kipkosgei.

Jonah Erot and Titus Kiprotich finished in fourth and fifth in respective time of 23:52 and 24:01.

LEADING RESULTS

U20 MEN

  1. Mathew Kipkoech            23:32
  2. Samuel Wanjiru Kibathi  23:37
  3. Charles Rotioch               23:40
  4. Jonah Erot                        23:52
  5. Titus Kiprotich                 24:01

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  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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