Former Africa Cross country champion Alice Aprot and IAAF Brussels Permit Meeting silver medallist Amos Mitei on Sunday won the fifth edition of Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) 10km Charity race in Eldoret.
Debuting in road race, Aprot beat a classy cast, among them reigning Olympic Youth 3,000m Gladys Chesir who finished fifth place.
Aprot won the race in 33.30.9 minutes, after exchanging leads with Chesir for the better part of the race. She blasted ahead with about 1 kilometer to go.
Emily Jemutai was second in 33.44.5 and Eunice Chebichii third in 33.47. Peris Chepchirchir (33.58.3), Gladys Chesir (34.10.2), Faith Kipsum (34.40.7) finished in fourth to sixth positions respectively.
In the men’s race, Mitei shrugged off pain after a fall to win in 28.58.0. Former national secondary schools 10,000 meters champion Gideon Kipketer 29.02.1 was second. Kirui Chesang came in third in 29.05.5.
“I tumbled but because I was here for victory, I got up and put up a spirited fight,” Mitei said.
Selected results:Men: 1. Amos Mitei (28.58.0), 2. Gideon Kipketer (29.02.1), 3. Kirui Chesang (29.05.5), 4. Edwin Kiptoo (29.07.1), 5. Solomon Kirwa (29.14.5), 6. Mathew Koech (29.17.0), 7. Isaac Lang’at (29.21.3).
Women: 1. Alice Aprot (33.30.2), 2. Emily Jemutai (33.44.6), 3. Eunice Chebichii (33.47.1), 4. Peris Chepchirchir (33.58.3), 5. Gladys Chesir (34.10.2), 6. Faith Kipsum (34.40.7), 7. Sally Korir (34.48.5)