NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Anxiety is building up in the Kenya camps on the selection of the
senior men’ s team for the world cross country championships in Kampala, Uganda,
in March 2017.
Men’ s 12km
defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor has confirmed that he will be putting his
title on the line and hopes to be part of the Kenyan team to the world cross
country championships in Kampala in March.
is over for me but my plan for next year is to first defend my world cross
country title. It is every athletes’ dream to win and start strongly in a
season,” he said, Monday from Eldoret.
after his failed mission to dethrone England’ s Mo Farah at the Rio Olympics in
the 10,000m, Kamworor hopes he will have to inflict defeat to his feared rival
at his own homestead in London in 2017 during the World Championships.
started my build up and I will weigh my options and I will no doubt feature in
the AK series, where I will be looking for speed and endurance. But the focus is
to start strong with cross country and then turn the focus to world
championships in London,” Kamworor said.
“I still have
the challenge to beat Mo Farah on the track. He knows my intention and we have
fought severally with his turning out stronger. I believe by August, I will have
enough strength to do just that,” he added.