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Chelimo floors Obiri at Cross Italica

Sunday January 19 2020

Margaret Chelimo heads to the finish line of the 10,000m women's race of the National Police Service Championships at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on July 11, 2019. Chelimo won in a time of  33 minutes and 03.81 seconds. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

Margaret Chelimo heads to the finish line of the 10,000m women's race of the National Police Service Championships at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on July 11, 2019. Chelimo won in a time of 33 minutes and 03.81 seconds. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

AYUMBA AYODI
By AYUMBA AYODI
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World 1,500m silver medallist Margaret Chelimo stunned World Cross Country champion Hellen Obiri to win the ‘Cross Internacional de Itálica’ in Seville, Spain, on Sunday.

Chelimo cruised to victory in 28 minutes and 37 seconds beating compatriot and World Cross Country Under-20 champion Beatrice Chebet to second place in 28:49 as Ethiopian Tsehay Gemechun settled third in 29:00.

Obiri, who is also the World 5,000m champion, came in fourth in 29:27 followed by fellow countrywoman Eva Cherono in 29:41.

Ethiopian Radese Worku reigned to claim victory in the men’s race in 27:31 as 2016 Rio Olympics 5,000m silver medallist Paul Chelimo from United States clocked 27:42 for second.

Kenya’s Richard Yator took the last podium place in 27:48.

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