Letesenbet Gidey Won back-to-back U20 IAAF World Cross Country Championship Titles.


Ethiopia won 1 gold and 3 silver medals on the 42th world cross country championship that took place at Kampala.

Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey became the fourth woman to win back-to-back U20 titles at the IAAF World Cross Country Championship finishing in just 18min and 34seconds.

Hawi Feysa worked her way to take silver while Chespol came home in bronze medal.

Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo produced a performance of a lifetime to win gold in the men’s U20 race the country’s first ever gold medal at a World Cross within 22min and 40 seconds.

Ethiopia won silver in mixed relay whereas Kenya took the gold and Turkey the bronze medal.

In senior women’s race Kenyans finished conquering the positions from 1-8th while Belaynesh Oljira finished 8th, Senbere Teferi 10th, Gebeyanesh Ayele and Sintayew Lewtegn at 13th and 14th place.


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