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Africa flies over the «World Cross Country Championships»

jOshua cheptegeiThe IAAF World Cross CountryChampionships were played on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Aarhus (Denmark). In the senior men, it was finally the Ugandans Joshua Cheptegei (31'40) and Jacob Kiplimo (31'44) who made the good move by peaking on the podium Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor for a third consecutive title.

 The women's senior race was won by Kenya's Hellen Obiri in 36'14, ahead of Ethiopia's Dera Dida (+ 0''2) and Letesenbet Gidey (+10 '').

In the junior boys, the Ethiopian Milkesa Mengesha (23'52) was crowned in front of his compatriot Tadesse Worku (+ 0''2) and Ugandan Oscar Chelimo (+ 0''3).

In girls, the junior title was particularly hot. The three podium contenders crossed the line at almost the same time. The Kenyan Beatrice Chebet (20'50) put on the line her two Ethiopian rivals, Alemitu Tariku and Tsigie Gebreselama (ranked in the same second).