IAAF World U18: Chelangat improves personal best

By Jacky Achan

Chelangat improves her personal best time by 15.56.

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Uganda's Esther Yeko Chekwemoi finished 6th in her race. (Credit: Johnson Were)


NAIROBI - Uganda’s Sarah Chelangat came 5th in the 3000m final but set a personal best of 9:40:18 minutes in the IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.

She bettered her personal best by 15:56 seconds. 

The other Ugandan in that race, Esther Yeko Chekwemoi, finished 6th, failing to improve her personal best of 9:38:80.

Abersh Minsewo of Ethiopia won the race with 9:24:62 while Kenya’s Emmanculate Chepkirui finished second (9:24:69) and Ethopian Yitayish Mekonene in third (9:28:46).