Women’s Results, Team Scores: IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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BYDGOSZCZ, Poland (Sporting Alert) —Kenya bossed their way to the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships men’s race in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Sunday.

Led by Emily Chebet, who impressively won the individual race with a time of 24:24, the Kenyans tallied 19points to take the overall team title, with Margaret Wangari Muriuki (Kenya) 24:39, Janeth Kisa (Kenya) 24:46 and Viola Jelagat Kibiwot (Kenya) 24:46 finishing 5th, 6th and 7th respectively.

Hiwot Ayalew (24:27) and Beleynesh Oljira (24:33) finished second and third, respectively to help Ethiopia to second place with 48 points, with third in the overall team standings going to Bahrain, which tallied 73pts.

The United States had 90pts for fourth, while Ireland completed the top five with 115pts.

Nine runners broke the 25-minutes barrier on the challenging snowy 8k race course, with Tejitu Daba (Bahrain) 24:55 and Juliet Chekwel (Uganda) 24:58, who finished 8th and 9th adding to the list.

A total of 97 athletes from 29 countries contested the race on Sunday.

Women’s TOP 20 Results: World Cross Country

1. Emily Chebet (Kenya) 24:24; 2. Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) 24:27; 3. Beleynesh Oljira (Ethiopia) 24:33; 4. Shitaye Eshete (Bahrain) 24:34; 5. Margaret Wangari Muriuki (Kenya) 24:39; 6. Janeth Kisa (Kenya) 24:46; 7. Viola Jelagat Kibiwot (Kenya) 24:46; 8. Tejitu Daba (Bahrain) 24:55; 9. Juliet Chekwel (Uganda) 24:58; 10. Irene Cheptai (Kenya) 25:01; 11. Beatrice Jepkemoi Mutai (Kenya) 25:05; 12. Salima El Ouali Alami (Morocco) 25:05; 13. Neely Harteis Spence (U.S.) 25:08; 14. Fionnuala Britton (Ireland) 25:08; 15. Genet Yalew (Ethiopia) 25:10; 16. Sophie Duarte (France) 25:17; 17. Almensh Belete (Belgium) 25:24; 18. Kenza Dahmani (Algeria) 25:26; 19. Nazret Weldu (Eritrea) 25:27; 20. Kareema Saleh Jasim (Bahrain) 25:27.

OVERALL TEAM TITLE
1. Kenya 19; 2. Ethiopia 48; 3. Bahrain 73; 4. U.S. 90; 5. Ireland 115; 6. France 122; 7. Britain 154; 8. Canada 167; 9. Spain 183; 10. Uganda 188; 11. Poland 256 12. Japan 278; 13. Brazil 298; 14. South Africa 305; 15. Australia 344