Kenya bags yet another gold medal in 5000 m women race in Autralia

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BY SAMSON MBII,14TH APRIL 2018-Kenya has bagged its third gold medal in the ongoing common wealth games in Gold coast Australia.This is after world champion Hellen Obiri led compatriot Margaret Kipkemboi to a 1-2 finish in the women’s 5,000m in the Commonwealth Games early  on Saturday.

Obiri, who is also the Olympic silver medallist over the distance, clocked 15:13.11 with Kipkemboi second in 15:15.28. England’s 1500m specialist Laura Weightman timed 15:25.84 for bronze as Uganda’s Juliet Chekwel coming fourth in a season best of 15:30.17.

The other Kenyan in the race Eva Cherono was seventh setting her own  new personal best of 15:36.10.

The superb results now mean that Kenya has a total of three gold medals.

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