One week on from Mombasa triumph, Asbel Kiprop wins in Mauritius

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    Réduit, Mauritius – Just one week after winning the World junior title at the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa, Asbel Kiprop, 18, was the main attraction of the 14th edition of the Mauritius International Meet held this Sunday (1) at the Maryse Justin stadium in Réduit.

    For his first track competition since his World title, Asbel Kiprop, was the clear winner of the 3000m covering the distance in 8:02.16, the tenth fastest time of the current season, ahead of his country mate, and winner of the past edition’s 3000m, Issak Sang (8:13.44) as South Africa’s Alexander Motone completed the podium with 8:18.02.

    “The World Cross Country Championships were really my first appearance on the international scene. I’m very happy about being here in Mauritius for this international meet and to clinch a second consecutive success this season”, said Asbel Kiprop.

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