Race also has Sally Kipyego, World XC champ Agnes Jebet, former World XC champ Emily Chebet, Half WR Holder Florence Kiplagat, Commonwealth champ Joyce Chhepkirui, World Half champ Gladys Cherono and Linet Masai.
Kibet with a 58:54 half PR is the class of the field that also has Micah Kogo, Will Geoghegan, Christo Landry, Riley Masters, Aaron Braun, Maksim Korolev and Chris Solinsky. The women are lead by defending champ Gemma Steel, Emily Sisson, 5-time world xc medalist Meselech Melakamu, Diane Nukuri Alexi Pappas and Laura Thweatt. *Full Fields
*Ben True Pulls Out Of B2B With Fatigue From Standard USAs/Standard Chasing In Europe Many top Kenyans (including Patrick Maka and Emily Chebet) also pulled out of the race due to the sudden death of their agent, Zane Branson.
At the Kenyan youth trials, Emily ran a world-youth-leading 9:08 in the 3000 and Sandra won the 2000m steeple. Willy Tarbei won the 800 in 1:44.51 over Kipyegon Bett (1:44.55).
What a week. We give you "10 People That Had A Good Week" and the list includes Jeff Galloway, Meb Keflezighi, Ben True, Stephanie Garcia, Mo Aman, Anastasiya Bazdyreva, Kyle Merber, Mo Farah, Emily Chebet and Mary Cain. Yes, Mary Cain. Plus we break down the winners and losers from the NCAA Regionals, mourn the loss of "blue-collar" running legend Pat Petersen, and explain to you why Alexa Efraimson has zero shot at the World Junior record.
Als racing are World champs 5th placer Buze Diriba, 2004 Olympic silver medalist Isabella Ochichi and Burundi's Diane Nukuri-Johnson.
For now she'll focus on improving her Worlds finish from 2013 where she was 4th in the 10,000.
The 3000 titles were taken by (a different) Emily Chebet (9:10) and Davies Kiplangat (7:56).
“I have mastered the conditions and it’s my desire to pay back the country with victory in China."
Kenya and Ethiopia have gone 1-2 in the women's race at 18 of the last 19 championships and appear likely to do so again in 2015. Can defending champ Emily Chebet of Kenya rebound from a 14th-place finish at the Kenyan Trials to claim her third World XC title?
Can Kenya's Emily Chebet get her 3rd World XC title after only making the Kenyan team when 2 others were injured.