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Peerless Kamworor retains Police X-Country title

Saturday January 11 2020

Geoffrey Kamworor celebrates winning the men's 10km race during the Kenya Police Service Cross Country Championships at Ngong Race Course on January 11, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

Geoffrey Kamworor celebrates winning the men's 10km race during the Kenya Police Service Cross Country Championships at Ngong Race Course on January 11, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

AYUMBA AYODI
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Two times World Cross Country champion Geoffrey Kamworor on Saturday won his seventh Kenya Police Services Cross Country title at the Ngong Racecourse.

Kamworor, from Western, once again tore the field to shreds winning in 30 minutes and 04.32 seconds.

Presidential Escort Unit's Josphat Boit came in 10 seconds later in second place in 30:14.94 as upcoming athlete Hosea Kimosop from General Service Unit clocked 30:25.61 for third.

Seasoned long distance runner Emmanuel Bett clocked 30:45.50 for fourth place as former national Cross Country champion Philemon Rono romped home fifth in 30:50.40.

"It feels great winning my seventh title here. It might have looked easy but I worked hard for it," said Kamwowor, who will now be targeting his fifth National Cross Country title on February 8 in Nairobi.

Kamworor, the World Half Marathon champion and record holder, said the victory is a gate pass to several events in what promises to be a busy season.

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Kamworor would like to defend his World Half Marathon title on March 29 in Gdynia, Poland as well as take part at the Tokyo Olympic Games due July 24 to August 9.

Kamworor, the 2015 and 2017 World Cross Country champion, finished 12th in 10,000m during the 2016 Rio Olympics, having won silver over the distance at the 2015 World Championships.

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