Charles Ndirangu won the Fukuoka International Cross in Japan. The Kenyan imposed himself a pack of Japanese runners.
After successfully releasing the Australian, Bent St Lawrence (34 seconds), Ndirangu had to use to take three seconds to Suguru Osako.
His compatriot Jeremiah Thuku has become junior browsing the 8 km in 24’02 “ahead of Japan’s Hideto Yamakana (24’27”).
In the women, the Kenyan Susan Wairimu (20’45 “) had to settle for the 6th place behind the winner Hitomi Niiya (20’00”).