Mathew Kipkoech is the winner of the 2024 Sirikwa Classic Cross Country 8km under 20 held on Saturday in Lobo Village, Eldoret.
Kipkoech stopped the clock at 23:32, closely followedby Samuel Kibathi 5 seconds later in 2nd place, while Charles Rotich was in 3rd in 23:40.
“I have unfinished business with Africa Cross Country Championships. I was to compete in 2020, but it was canceled because of COVID-19. Though Ethiopians will be a challenge today, this is an indicator of a good performance in Tunis.” Said Kipkoech
The top six finishers qualified to represent Kenya at the Africa Cross Country Championships in Tunis later this month.