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Nairobi, Kenya - Robert Cheruiyot, the reigning Boston City Marathon

champion, won the 12km senior men’s race in 33:24 at the Nairobi

Provincial Cross Country Championships, Saturday.

Sammy Karanja was second in 33:53, while John Kirui was placed third after

crossing the line in 33:58. Karanja had beaten Cheruiyot into second position

in the 10km race which was associated with and run on the same day as last

November’s Standard Chartered Nairobi International Marathon.

Cheruiyot preparations are aimed at his defence of his Boston title in


“I will race again at the National Cross Country Championships next

Thursday as I want to get fully ready to defend my title in Boston in

April,” said Cheruiyot.

In the mens 4km, Churchill Kipsang (10:37) was the easy winner, ahead of

Caleb Ngetich (10:41) and Augustine Rono (10:46).

Omwansa beaten in senior womens 8km

The senior womens 8km race was won by Everlyn Kimwei with Esther Chemutai in

second place. Kimwei clocked 25:33, while Chemutai was timed in 25:56.

Paris Marathon champion, Beatrice Omwanza was fourth (26:55) also beaten by

veteran Delilah Asiago (26:22) who finished third.

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