•After winning bronze in this year’s World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia, she says she wants to improve on her medal.
•In the men's race, Ethiopia's Gamechu Dida won in 27:16 and was followed by Bravin Kiptoo (27:19) and Chidessa Debele (27:230.
Fresh from winning the Lille 10km title with the second fastest time this year, world cross country bronze medalist Agnes Jebet Ngetich is eyeing the Seville 10km road race as well as the World Cross Country Championships next year.
Ngetich won the Lille 10km race in 29:26 minutes on Saturday in the second fastest time of the year.
She led an all-Kenyan podium sweep with Discovery Kenya Cross Country champion, Immaculate Acholi Anyango (PB 29:34) and Christine Njoki (29:40) finishing second and third respectively. Kenya's duo of Nelvin Jepkemboi (31:00) and Faith Chepchirchir (31:04) completed the top five places.
“Running the second best time over 10km was a good gesture for me. This will inspire me when I compete at the Seville 10-km race in January,” said Ngetich.
The 23-year-old's world record of 29:24 over the same distance during the Brasov Running Festival in Romania was not ratified because the course was short. Ngetich described Anyango, who finished second as a worthy competitor.
The two have lately engaged each other in tough competition amid close results. At the Kericho Cross Country, Anyango beat Ng'etich to second place to win the title.
Ngetich, however, avenged the defeat during the AK cross-country weekend meeting in Kapsokwony, where Anyango placed second.
“Competing with Anyango is good because she gives me torrid moments. She pushes me a lot to the limit and this makes me better,” said Ngetich.
After winning bronze in this year’s World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia, she says she wants to improve on her medal.
“For now, I have been doing well in cross country and I want to try my best to improve on the bronze medal I won in Bathurst, Australia early this year,” she said
In the men's race, Ethiopia's Gamechu Dida won in 27:16 and was followed by Bravin Kiptoo (27:19) and Chidessa Debele (27:230.