Pauline Wangui wins the 10000m at Kenya Prisons meet

Jun 19, 2011

Netherlands City to City marathon champion Pauline Wangui beat a host of seasoned long distant runners drawn from the Kenya Prisons to win the women’s 10,000m on Saturday at the Nyayo National stadium.

Reigning Commonwealth 1500m champion Silas Kiplagat’s was in fine form winning his speciality race on the final day of the Prisons two-day meet.

Wangui beat 2007 World Championships gold medalist Catherine Ndereba, Former commonwealth games champion Susan Chepkemei and Ruth Bosibori, 2009 World Athletics final 3000m steeplechase winner amongst a host of other senior runners.

The Nyahururu based athlete-clocked 33:19.0 ahead of second placed Alice Mogire of Eastern who touched the finishing line in 33:35.8.Ruth Kutol of Headquarters was third (33:43.0) ahead of Ndereba who finished in 34:13.3 to settle for fourth place. Priscilla Lorchma (34:28.6), Susan Chepkemei (34:30.4) and Parensil akabama (34:41.4) finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Bosibori did not finish among the top ten as she struggled in the longer race.

Kiplagat fresh from his One Mile Free- Fountain Classic win early this month easily won the men’s 1,500m men clocking 3:39.2 with Fredrick Musyoki, (3:40.0) in second position while Dominic Mutuku was third in 3:40.1. 

Jonathan Komen out ran Timothy Kiptoo and Thomas Longosiwa in men’s 5,000m which he won in13:39.8 with Kiptoo coming second in 13:44.0. Longosiwa was third in 13:55.3.

Patrick Churkok carried the Prisons men’s 3,000 steeplechase crown in 8:42.3 with Peter Matheka coming second in 8:54.2 while Kenneth Kiplagat clocked 9:01.0 to finish third.

In the women’s 400m Hurdles African Bronze medalist Maureen Chelagat crossed the finish line first in 53.5 before winning the 100m Hurdles in 15.2. Elizabeth Muthoka placed second in 56.4  with Pamela Cheuno and Millycent Odeyo clocking 58.4 and 58.9 for third and fourth respectively.

 

 

Elvince Joshua

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