Thursday, June 9, 2011

Four times in a row for Chepkurui

Commonwealth Games 3,000 metres steeplechase silver medallist Mercy Njoroge and Lineth Chepkurui easily won their respective races on the first day of the Kenya Defence Forces Athletics Championship at the Nyayo National Stadium Thursday.

With elite athletes having remained in their camps in Europe and USA, the forces championship lacked its usual spark as the fringe athletes dominated the races.

Njoroge, who shelved plans to run in tomorrow’s Diamond League race in New York, emerged from the shadows of Agnes Chesang and Beatrice Chepngeno to win in a national leading time of 10 minutes 8.5 seconds.