Kenya Leads Medal Standings at 2024 African Cross Country Championships

The 2024 African Cross-Country Championships took place in Tunis, Tunisia, and saw the participation of 12 countries, including Morocco, Angola, Algeria, Libya, Kenya, Ethiopia, Liberia, Seychelles, Congo, Uganda, Cape Verde, and Tunisia. This edition marked a successful return of the championship after the 2018 edition hosted by Algeria. Kenyan athletes dominated the event, winning all individual titles except for the women’s 6km under 20 category.

Gideon Kipngetich led a clean podium sweep for Kenya in the men’s under 20 8km discipline, with Joash Kiprotich Ruto and Titus Kipkoech finishing second and third. In the senior 10km women’s category, Ethiopian runner Azimeraw Degitu prevented a Kenyan clean sweep, winning the race ahead of Kenyan athletes Cintia Chepngeno and Virginia Nyambura. Ethiopia also performed well in the U20 women’s 6km category, securing the top three positions.

Kenyan athletes Judy Chepkoech and Marion Jepngetich finished in sixth and seventh positions, respectively. The event, held at the Citrus Golf Club Hammamet, marked the first successful edition since 2018, as the 2020 edition, originally scheduled in Togo, was delayed to 2021 and eventually cancelled due to the pandemic.

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