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Gidey leads Ethiopia’s junior 6km demolition

GUIYANG, March 28- Ethiopia handed arch rivals Kenya a painful master class in cross country running in the women junior 6km race as Letesenbet Gidey led a podium sweep on a wet Saturday morning in Guiyang.
Having picked up the early pace through Winfred Nzisa Mbithe and Gladys Jepkosgei with Bahraini World Junior steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet, the Kenyans surrendered the initiative with 2km to the finish when the Ethiopians made their devastating mark.

Africa junior champion, Rosefline Chepng’etich, a favourite here was never a factor as she struggled through to the finish with a heavily strapped right foot taking with her any Kenyan hopes for a medal.

Instead, five Ethiopians shadowed Daisy Jepkemei, who took over the front running duties until the last kilometre when Gidey, the strongest of their contingent on the day struck, side stepping the leader and deploying the afterburners on a hard twisting course.

Source: www.capitalfm.co.ke

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