Beatrice Chebet and Jacob Kiplimo are two-time winners at World Cross Nation Championships


Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet and Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo each efficiently defended their titles on the 2024 World Athletics Cross Nation Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday, within the ladies’s and males’s senior (10K) classes.

The World Cross Nation Championships is a one-day occasion that options 5 championship races: a senior males’s and senior ladies’s 10K, U20 males’s 8K, U20 ladies’s 6K and an 8K blended relay. Canada despatched a workforce of 28 athletes to the occasion.

Within the males’s race, Kiplimo launched an assault on the ultimate lap, shattering a lead group that included Gideon Rono and the Ugandan Olympic 5,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei. Kiplimo sped throughout the end alone in 28:09, with Ethiopia’s Berihu Aregawi three seconds behind in 28:12. Kenya’s Benson Kiplangat clinched the bronze medal in 28:14.

Within the senior ladies’s class, Chebet led a pack of 5 Kenyan contenders on the midway mark. Close to the top of the race, Chebet and fellow Kenyan runners Lilian Rengeruk and Margaret Kipkemboi surged forward, with Chebet charging previous her compatriots to safe the win in 31:05. Rengeruk adopted intently behind in 31:08, whereas Kipkemboi took third place in 31:09.

Dutch distance star Sifan Hassan was set to make her World Cross Nation Championships debut, after a fourth-place effort within the Tokyo Marathon on March 3, however withdrew a number of days earlier than the occasion The 2021 double Olympic champion within the 5,000 and 10,000 wrote on Instagram that she wants to offer her physique time to heal whereas specializing in her preparation for Paris.

Group Canada’s outcomes

9 units of medals have been awarded in 5 races on Saturday, with workforce and particular person medals for women and men at each under-20 and senior ranges, in addition to in a blended relay.

Canadian 2023 U Sports activities champion and AC Nationals silver medallist Philippe Morneau-Cartier of La Pocatière, Que., was the highest Canadian finisher within the senior males’s race in forty first, crossing the road in 30:04, with Canadian 2023 cross nation silver medallist Glynis Sim of Salmon Arm, B.C., taking the highest Canadian’s spot within the senior ladies’s race, ending in thirty eighth in 34:37. The Canadian senior males’s workforce completed 11 out of 15 groups, whereas the senior ladies’s workforce completed 8 out of 12.

Senior males’s race 

41 Philippe Morneau-Cartier (La Pocatière, Que.) 30:04
57 Andrew Davies (Sarnia, Ont.) 30:27
63 Thomas Fafard (Repentigny, Que.) 30:44
80 Mike Tate (Antigonish, N.S.) 32:24

Senior ladies’s race

38 Glynis Sim (Salmon Arm, B.C.) 34:37
42 Leslie Sexton (Markham, Ont.) 34:55
44 Katelyn Ayers (Victoria) 35:04
50 Kate Bazeley (St. John’s) 35:17
54 Mikaela Lucki (Toronto) 35:42

For extra outcomes from the 2024 World Cross Nation Championships, click on right here.



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