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Sweet revenge for Chespol as she claims first Prisons cross title

Saturday January 26 2019

Celliphine Chespol celebrates winning the women's 10km race during Kenya Prisons Service Cross Country Championships at the Prisons Staff Training College (PSTC), Ruiru on January 26, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

Celliphine Chespol celebrates winning the women's 10km race during Kenya Prisons Service Cross Country Championships at the Prisons Staff Training College (PSTC), Ruiru on January 26, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

AYUMBA AYODI
By AYUMBA AYODI
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Africa Cross Country champion Celliphine Chespol turned the tables on Alice Aprot to win her first Kenya Prisons Cross Country title at the Prisons Staff Training College (PSTC), Ruiru on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Chespol ran in Aprot's shadow for three laps before taking off in the last lap to win in a time of 33 minutes and 14.9 seconds and end Aprot's three-year dominance.

Aprot clocked 33:32:0 while guest athlete Loise Chemunung finished third in 34:21:9. It was sweet revenge for Chespol who finished second behind Aprot in last year's edition.

"I had prepared well for the race and now my focus turns to the national trials where I want to finish in the top six and make it to team Kenya for the World Cross Country Championships," said Chepsol.

The national trials will be held on February 23 at Eldoret Golf Club.

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