Little-known Jepkoech, Menjo shine in Albufeira

Little-known Kenyan Goretti Jepkoech won the women’s 8km race at the penultimate IAAF Cross Country Permit meet this season in Albufeira Portugal on Sunday (26 February).
Her compatriot Kiprono Menjo won his fourth men’s 12km title at this annual event which is also known as the Almond Blossom International Cross Country meet.
LEADING RESULTS
Men (12 km)
1Kiprono Menjo (Kenya) 35.40; 2 Mohamed Burka (Ethiopia) 35.44; 3 Manuel Damião (Portugal) 35.58; 4 Rui Teixeira (Portugal) 36.01; 5 Cybrian Koyuy (Kenya) 36.03; 6 José Rocha (Portugal) 36.12; 7 Hermano Ferreira (Portugal) 36.19; 8 Sergey Lebed (Ukraine) 36.31; 9 Licínio Pimentel (Portugal) 36.31; 10 Fernando Silva (Portugal) 36.46.
Women (8 km)
1 Gorreti Jepkoech (Kenya) 26.05;2 Jelena Prokopchuka (Latvia) 26.29; 3 Dulce Félix (Portugal) 26.33; 4 Eunice Jepkorir (Kenya) 26.57; 5 Anália Rosa (Portugal) 26.59; 6 Salomé Rocha (Portugal) 27.01; 7 Sophie Duarte (France) 27.11; 8 Ana Dias (Portugal) 27.16; 9 Leonor Carneiro (Portugal) 27.21; 10 Inês Monteiro (Portugal) 27.41.
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