2014 African Cross Country Championships

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III Africa Cross Country Championships
Organisers CAA
Edition 3rd
Date 16 March 2014
Host city Kampala, Uganda
Nations participating 26
Athletes participating ?
Races 4

The 2014 African Cross Country Championships was the third edition of the international cross country running competition for African athletes organised by the Confederation of African Athletics. It was held on 16 March at the Kololo Golf Course in Kampala, Uganda – the first time an East African nation had hosted the event since its re-launch in 2011.[1]

For a third successive time, Kenya dominated the event, led by men's winner Leonard Barsoton and women's winner Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon. The country won all of the senior race medals and had perfect scores in the team race, having the fourth-place finishers as well. In the junior races Moses Letoyie and Agnes Jebet Tirop similarly led the Kenyans to victory. Afewerki Berhane of Eritrea (third in the men's junior race) and Alemitu Heroye of Ethiopia (second in the women's junior race) were the only non-Kenyan individual medallists. The hosts Uganda sent full strength senior teams and came away with the men's team silver medal and the women's team bronze medal.[2]

The event was held in close proximity to the 2014 World University Cross Country Championships, which was set in Entebbe, Uganda, one week later.[3][4]

Medallists[edit]

Individual[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Senior men's 12 km  Leonard Barsoton (KEN) 34:26.12  Kipruto Kangogo (KEN) 34:56.45  Rono Cherop (KEN) 35:01.88
Senior women's 8 km  Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (KEN) 25:33.02  Janet Kisa (KEN) 25:41.30  Alice Nawowuna (KEN) 25:46.48
Junior men's 8 km  Moses Letoyie (KEN) 22:36.80  Andrew Lorot (KEN) 22:50.19  Afewerki Berhane (ERI) 22:56.45
Junior women's 6 km  Agnes Jebet Tirop (KEN) 18:50.74  Alemitu Heroye (ETH) 19:04.73  Nancy Nzisa (KEN) 19:16.18

Team[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Senior men's 12 km  Kenya (KEN)
Barsoton
Kangogo
Cherop
Solomon Kirwa Yego
10  Uganda (UGA)
Moses Kibet
Thomas Ayeko
Moses Kipsiro
Daniel Rotich
37  Ethiopia (ETH)
Tegegne Atalay Yirsaw
Erre Seboka Negusse
Kelu Gemechu Edeo
Sraj Muhajr Haredin
52
Senior women's 8 km  Kenya (KEN)
Kipyegon
Kisa
Nawowuna
Edith Chelimo
10  Ethiopia (ETH)
Tadelech Bekele Alemu
Ababel Yeshaneh Birhane
Ruti Aga Sora
Shito Wudessa Osu
29  Uganda (UGA)
Linet Toroitich Chebet
Nancy Cheptegei
Vanice Chemutai
Rebecca Cheptegei
57
Junior men's 8 km  Kenya (KEN)
Letoyie
Lorot
John Kiprono Langat
Hillary Langat Kipkemoi
12  Eritrea (ERI)
Berhane
Abraham Habte
Habtom Welday
Berhane Amanuel
32  Ethiopia (ETH)
Hayato Yasin Haji
Asfaha Teshome Mekonen
Abraha Mogos Tuemay
Tegegn Hailemariyam Amare
54
Junior women's 6 km  Kenya (KEN)
Tirop
Nzisa
Rosefline Chepngetich
Lillian Kasait Rengeruk
13  Ethiopia (ETH)
Heroye
Amara Alemitu Hawi
Haiylu Fotyen Tesfay
Ware Shure Demise
28  Uganda (UGA)
Stella Chesang
Phanice Chemutai
Patricia Chekwemoi
Karen Chekwemoi
55

Participation[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Omogbeja, Yomi (2014-03-16). Kenya dominate 2014 Africa Cross Country in Kampala. Athletics Africa. Retrieved on 2014-03-18.
  2. ^ Namayo Mawerere & Daniel Senfuma (2014-03-16). Kenya makes a clean sweep at African Cross Country Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-03-18.
  3. ^ Isabirye, David (2014-03-17). Kenya Dominates 3rd Africa Cross Country. Kawowo. Retrieved on 2014-03-18.
  4. ^ Uganda, a rendezvous of the African and world cross country. Confederation of African Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-03-18.
Individual results
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