Toroitich Finishes Second at Spain Cross Country Championship

Uganda’s on form athlete Timothy Toroitich continued to stretch his run the 2015 calendar after finishing second at the Cross Internacional de Atapuerca, the opening race of this winter’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series in Spain over the weekend.


Clocking a 25:06 time at the line, Toroitich finished behind Ethiopian 2011 World Cross Country winner, Imane Merga who won the 9km race.

Toroitich started up on high alongside countryman, Moses Kibet, with Ethiopian duo of Imane Merga and Edris but lost ground to the Ethiopian during the wee kilometers of the race to only grab the second spot.

Uganda’s Moses Kibet finished fifth with 25:16 timing behind Ethiopia’s Edris Muktar and Bahrain’s Ayalew Aweke in fourth and third positions respectively.