In Summary
  • The series had mixed results compared to previous years where few athletes dominated.
  • The senior categories has also seen upcoming athletes ruffle the feathers of elite athletes.
  • Kenyan-Bahraini John Koech prevailed in senior men in a time of 30:33.70.

Athletics Kenya Cross Country series came to an end last weekend and the focus now shifts to the disciplined forces, counties and the regional events before the big - the National Cross Country Championships-cum-trials for the Africa Cross Country Championships.

The series had mixed results compared to previous years where few athletes dominated.

The senior categories has also seen upcoming athletes ruffle the feathers of elite athletes.

Some big names missed out on the AK Series action including two-time world cross country champion Geoffrey Kamworor, who is eyeing a slot in the Kenyan team for the IAAF World Half Marathon come March.

The AK Series first leg took place in Nairobi where talented Keringet 2015 World Youth 2,000m steeplechase silver medallist Sandrafelis Chebet swept all before her to win the senior women’s 10km.

ANNOUNCED ARRIVAL

In the men’s senior category, newcomer David Bett announced his arrival winning in 29:11.9 beating Peter Matelong who timed 29:29.8 while Peter Njoroge was third in 29:30.8.

The second edition in Sotik, Bomet County saw Iveen Chepkemoi (31:58.47) win the senior women’s 10km while Emmanuel Bett (28:04:04) won the men’s equivalent, relegating Geoffrey Koech (28:09.30) to second place and Dominic Kiptarus (28:12.66) third.

The third leg in Olkalau, Nyandarua saw E. Bett pick up his second title Series in 29:14.0.

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