USA’s Dathan Ritzenhein and Kenya’s Janet Kisa took the honours on Tuesday (6) in San Giorgio su Legnano at the 58th edition of the Campaccio cross-country race, the first of two Italian IAAF Cross Country Permit meetings.

Both races were won by just one second. Ritzenhein held off 2012 European cross-country champion Andrea Lalli to win in 29:08 with Lalli’s Italian compatriot Daniele Meucci, the European marathon champion, completing the podium.

Kisa, meanwhile, made it two Italian victories in a row, one week after winning at the BOclassic. The African 5000m bronze medallist won from fellow Kenyan Peris Jepchirchir in 19:00 as Betsy Saina completed the Kenyan sweep in third.