Agnes Tirop is youngest world cross country winner since Zola Budd

19 year old Agnes Tirop was in superb form, leading from start to finish to win the senior women’s race at the 2015 world cross country championships.

“I am very happy to have won Kenya’s 300th medal,” Tirop said after her landmark victory. “I was trying to push the pace from the start. I had no fear, I was just trying to run my own race.”

Her closest challenger was Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi, who is a few months older. The two led the pack leaving the rest further behind. Tirop made her move with 200m to go leaving Teferi in her wake.

Tirop has previously been the 2013 junior women’s silver medallist and two-time world junior 5000m bronze medallist

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Author: riadha