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Africa Games: Nancy Jepleting wins bronze in Women Half Marathon

Africa Games: Nancy Jepleting wins bronze medal in Women Half Marathon

Napoli City Half Marathon bronze medallist, Nancy Jepleting secured a bronze medal for Kenya in the Women half marathon on the fifth day of the ongoing All-Africa Games in Accra, Ghana.

The 22 year-old who was the only Kenyan on the start list, was beaten to third place by South Sudan’s Loliha Atalena who took the gold medal in 1:14.36 and was followed in second place by Ethiopia’s Zewditu Gelaw 1:14.40 with Jepleting wrapping up the podium three places in 1:15.07.

Uganda’s Rebecca Cheptegei and Blandina Makatisi of Lesotho finished in fourth and fifth place in respective time of 1:15.20 and 1:15.53.

LEADING RESULTS

21KM WOMEN

  1. Loliha Atalena          (SSD) 1:14.36
  2. Zewditu Gelaw         (ETH) 1:14.40
  3. Nancy Jepleting       (KEN) 1:15.07
  4. Rebecca Cheptegei  (UGA) 1:15.20
  5. Blandina Makatisi   (LES) 1:15.53

        

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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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