NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 – Hellen Obiri became the first woman with individual senior titles from the IAAF World outdoor, World Indoor and World Cross Country Championships after steaming down the field to clinch the senior women’s gold in Aarhus, Denmark on Saturday.
Obiri who led from gun to tape shook off her tail the threat of Ethiopia’s Dera Dida gassing up the pace in the final 500m to clinch the title as Kenya defended the crown they won in Kampala, Uganda, two years ago.
This was the first outing for the IAAF Diamond League champion in the World Cross.
“I am so grateful for the victory. I didn’t know I would win because the race was tough. I used my mind and I also wanted to be patient. The Ethiopians were string in the hills, it was so tough for me. I only wanted to do one cross country and get a medal. I don’t think I will go on to do another cross country; this is enough for me,” Obiri, still grinning widely from the victory said. After the race
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