•Njeru accumulated 685 points to take the overall women's crown ahead of Great Britain's Charlotte Morgan (653) and Italian Alice Gaggi (613)
•In the men's category, Geoffrey Ndung'u finished an overall third after collecting a total of 546 points throughout the series
Kenyan Joyce Muthoni Njeru was on Sunday evening crowned the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) World Cup champion following the culmination of the 16-leg series at the Kilometro Verticale Chiavenna-Lagunc in Chiavenna-Lagunc, Italy.
Njeru, who had accumulated 685 points, took the top gong ahead of Great Britain's Charlotte Morgan (653) and Italian Alice Gaggi (613) in second and third respectively.
Another Kenyan, 2018 World Mountain Running Championships winner Lucy Murigi, finished fourth with 546 points.
The final results were calculated based on every athlete's best performance in at least seven races where they were required to score in at least two races to earn bonus points.
In the men's category, Geoffrey Ndung'u finished an overall third after collecting a total of 546 points throughout the series. Italian Henri Aymonod (639 points) was crowned the overall men's winner whereas Hungarian Sandor Szabo (558 points).
Another Kenyan, Eric Muthomi Riungu, finished eighth with 265 points.
During yesterday's final leg, Austrian Andrea Mayr came first in 35:41 as Italian Francesca Ghelfi (39:16) and Irish Sarah McCormack (39:56) finished second and third respectively.
It was, however, a clean Italian sweep in the men's race as Ayomonod (31:40) led the way for countrymen Tiziano Moia (32:18) and Nadir Maguet (32:40).
The World Cup series, which began with the Tatra Race Run in Poland on June 27, also featured the following competitions: Krkonossky Half Marathon (Czech Republic); Broken Arrow Skyrace (USA); 6th Vertical Nasego (Italy); and Canfranc Marathon (Spain).