Four-time winner Kipchoge from Kenya was expected to clinch the victory comfortably as his archrival Kenenisa Bekele announced his withdrawal from the event due to a calf injury on Friday.
Shanxi coach Li Ge gave a high appraisal of some of his veterans' performance.
"Now we can play matches. Even without fans on site, we can feel satisfied back on court, so I cherish it pretty much," she noted.
The defending champions, who had lost their first two games of the new season, have now bounced back with four consecutive wins to move up to second place.
In another highly-anticipated fixture between Inter and Lazio, Lautaro Martinez put Inter ahead in the 30th minute, while the Biancocelesti got the game back on level terms 10 minutes after the break with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's powering header.
The Czech player found rhythm just in time to win nine consecutive games to finally secure her 90th career main draw victory on clay.
She lapped in under 45 seconds on a 1,100-meter-long indoor driveway and overtook other competitors before the end. And it cost her 50 yuan (about 7.36 U.S. dollars) for the six-minute drive.
The 12th seed poured out his intense emotions on the court, yelling at himself or his coaches after wasting several chances.
Outscoring its opponent 28-14 after the first quarter, Jiangsu was never really challenged by Shaanxi over the ensuing three quarters.
Liu Jiacen scored 22 points and earned 11 rebounds for Shanxi. Zhao Zhifang also registered a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Wu Tongtong, a member of Chinese women's national team, pocketed 21 points in the clash.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's national team center, Li Yueru, displayed her offensive dominance as title favorite Inner Mongolia trounced Hebei 103-59 to kick off the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) season here on Friday.