The 2015 World Youth 2000m steeplechase silver medallist Sandra Chebet won the women's 10,000m race on Saturday at Kasarani to qualify for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games due April 4-15 in Australia.
Chebet clocked 32 minutes and 41.2 seconds to triumph and exact sweet revenge on Stacy Ndiwa, who beat her at the National Cross Country Championships at Uhuru Gardens the previous Saturday.
It was a thriller as Chebet got in front at the bell but Ndiwa caught up with her with 300m to go.
However, Chebet gave her all at the 200m mark, holding on to win.
Ndiwa came in second in 32:41.6 as Beatrice Mutai wound third in 32:44.7.
African Games and Africa 10,000m champion Alice Aprot withdrew with 13 laps to go with a congested chest owing to a cold.
WILD CARD FOR APROT?
It's now left to be known whether Aprot will get wild card after Athletics Kenya said it would use a 1-2-3 criteria.
"I am so glad to represent Kenya for the first time in track as a senior," said Chebet, who finished second during the National Cross Country Championships last weekend to make it to the team for the Africa Cross Country Championships due March 17 in Chief, Algeria.
"I have been battling a serious cold since last Saturday," said Aprot, who hopes to get a wild card to the Commonwealth Games.