2012 African Cross Country Championships

II Africa Cross Country Championships
Organisers CAA
Edition 2nd
Date 18 March 2012
Host city Cape Town, South Africa
Nations participating 21
Athletes participating 160
Races 4

The 2nd African Cross Country Championships was an international cross country running competition for African athletes which was held on 18 March 2012 in Cape Town's Keurboom Park in South Africa. Organised by the Confederation of African Athletics and Athletics South Africa, it was the first time that the competition represented that year's foremost event in the sport, as the IAAF World Cross Country Championships was not held. Twenty-one nations entered athletes into the event and 160 runners participated in the races.[1]

There were four championship races held at the event, featuring senior and junior races for men and women. The senior races were won by Kenyan athletes for a second year running, with Clement Langat and Joyce Chepkirui taking the men's and women's titles, respectively. Kenya also won the women's junior race through Faith Kipyegon, while Ethiopia took the men's junior title as Muktar Edris Awel won that race. Kenya won the both team races in the senior categories and the men's junior team title. The Ethiopian junior women broke the Kenyan dominance of the event by winning that team title, although Kenya were one runner short of a team and swept the individual medals.[2]

Medallists

Individual

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Senior men's 12 km Clement Kiprono Langat (KEN) 35:43 min Teklemariam Medhin (ERI) 35:50 min Atsedu Tsegay Tesfay (ETH) 36:14 min
Senior women's 8 km Joyce Chepkirui (KEN) 27:04 min Margaret Wangari Muriuki (KEN) 27:05 min Emily Chebet (KEN) 27:06 min
Junior men's 8 km Muktar Edris Awel (ETH) 23:30 min Japhet Kipyegon Korir (KEN) 23:31 min Justine Kiprop Cheruiyot (KEN) 23:31 min
Junior women's 6 km Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (KEN) 19:32 min Agnes Jebet Tirop (KEN) 19:34 min Nancy Chepkwemoi (KEN) 19:37 min

Team

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Senior men's 12 km Kenya (KEN)
Langat
Timothy Kosgei Kiptoo
Vincent Kiprop Chepkok
Fredrick Musyoki Ndunge
2:26:11 Eritrea (ERI)
Medhin
Kidane Tadesse
Nassir Dawud
Mulue Andom
2:27:47 Ethiopia (ETH)
Tesfay
Ayele Megerssa Feyisa
Abere Chane Lema
Chalachew Asmamaw Tiruneh
2:27:53
Senior women's 8 km Kenya (KEN)
Chepkirui
Muriuki
Chebet
Esther Chemtai Ndiema
1:48:23 Ethiopia (ETH)
Belaynesh Oljira
Abebech Afework Bekele
Aberash Nesga Bedasa
Genet Yalew Kassahun
1:50:26 Uganda (UGA)
Annet Negesa
Viola Chemos
Juliet Chekwel
Nancy Chaptegei
1:53:17
Junior men's 8 km Kenya (KEN)
Korir
Cheruiyot
Cornelius Kipruto Kangogo
William Malel Sitoniki
1:34:21 Ethiopia (ETH)
Awel
Hagos Gebrhiwot Berhe
Yitayal Atnafu Zerihu
Fikadu Haftu Tsadik
1:34:43 Eritrea (ERI)
Ghirmay Ghebreslassie
Tesfagaber Ayahuney
Tsegay Tuemay
Dawit Weldesilasie
1:36:51
Junior women's 6 km Ethiopia (ETH)
Ruti Aga Sora
Alemitu Heroye Banata
Buze Diriba Kejela
Goitetom Gebresilass Teklegzi
1:20:12 Eritrea (ERI)
Letekidan Gebreham
Fikadu Tsegay
Weini Kelati
Tsega Fsiha
1:24:50 Morocco (MAR)
Khadija El Moussaoui
Fadwa Sidimadane
Fouziya El Wahrani
Soukaina Atanane
1:30:24

Participation

References

  1. ^ 08/03/2012 2nd African Cross Country Championships. Confederation of African Athletics (2012-03-08). Retrieved on 2012-03-26.
  2. ^ Williamson, Norrie (2012-03-19). Langat and Chepkirui take African XC titles in Cape Town. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-03-25.
Results
  • CAA African Cross Country Championships. Finish Time.za. Retrieved on 2012-03-26.
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