Addisu Yihune Wins Campaccio International Cross Country

Addisu Yihune Wins Campaccio International Cross Country | World Athletics Cross Country Tour Gold

Ethiopia’s sensational athlete Addisu Yihune has won the men’s 10km Campaccio International Cross Country in San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy on Thursday, 6 June 2022. Addisu Yihune wins Campaccio International cross country.

The Campaccio International Cross Country is a World Athletics Cross Country Tour Gold in 2022.

The men’s 10k race was packed with some of the most promising future athletes in the distance events. The battle was between the Eastern African nations, the Ethiopians, the Kenyans, and the Eritreans but not to forget the Italians phenomenal athletes Chiappinelli Yohanes, Aoiuni IIiass, and Eyob Faniel.

Kenyans Vincent Kipkurui Too, Emmanuel Korir Kiplagat, and Amos Serem, as well as Ethiopian Yihune, Eritrean Aron Kifle, and Italians Iliass Aouani, Yohanes Chiappinelli, and Eyob Ghebrehiwet Faniel ran the first 3 kilometers in 8:43 seconds.


At 8 kilometers, Yihune, Kiplagat, Too, Serem, and Kifle ramped up the pace and separated themselves from marathon runner Faniel by two seconds. Yihune stayed in front and extended his lead throughout the final lap, crossing the finish line in 28:39 seconds, six seconds ahead of Kiplagat.

Serem, who won the global U20 steeplechase gold medal in Nairobi last August, came in third in a close sprint in 28:53 seconds, holding off Too. In 28:59 seconds, Kifle completed the top five.

Faniel was the first Italian athlete to cross the finish line in 29:15 seconds, beating out European 3000m steeplechase bronze medalist Chiappinelli 29:21 seconds and Italian cross country champion Aouani 29:45 seconds.


Top 10 Men
1 Addisu Yihune (ETH) – 28:39 seconds
2 Emmanuel Korir Kiplagat (KEN) – 28:45 seconds
3 Amos Serem (KEN) – 28:53 seconds
4 Vincent Kipkurui Too (KEN) – 28:53 seconds
5 Aron Kifle (ERI) – 28:59 seconds
6 Eyob Ghebrehiwet Faniel (ITA) – 29:15 seconds
7 Yohanes Chiappinelli (ITA) – 29:21 seconds
8 Iliass Aouani (Italy)-  29:45 seconds
9 Mohamed Jihnaoui (TUN) – 29:49 seconds
10 Luca Alfieri (ITA) – 29:53 seconds


By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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