NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Former world steeplechase champion Milcah Chemos of
Kenya will move a gear up and compete in the 5,000m flat
race this season.
has missed the last two seasons with a back disc injury,
has been forced to move up the gear on advice from his
thus join a chocking filed of elite runners who will be
eyeing the three slots available for Kenya team to the
London World Championships in August.
has to start training and gauge her preparedness at the
IAAF Diamond League, which starts in May in Doha after
she skipped the cross country season that is almost
over. The World Cross Country Championships will be held
in Kampala, Uganda in two weeks’ time (March 26).
feel back pains but it is worse in the water and hurdle
race. So I have been advised to go for flat race and the
5,000m is a good bet. I still have the energy and
passion to do well at the highest level and I will go
for it,” she said.
was away, Ruth Jebet of Bahrain took over the leadership
winning gold at the Rio Olympics while Kenya’s Hyvin
Kiyeng is the World Champion in the 3,000m steeplechase.
Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has said he
aims to run 59 minutes for the first 21km in his effort
to become the first marathoner in the world to run a
sub-2hrs in May.
has not named his preferred race, Kipchoge who is part
of Nike’s Sub two hours project, is feeling good in
training and ready to put to test his skills.
10000m world champion Moses Tanui, the first athlete to
run a sub-60min in half marathon in 1993 is confident
Kipchoge will succeed.
has what it takes. He has the stamina and passion, with
little help, he will break the world record,” he said.
coach David Leting said Kipchoge has the best facility
and motivation to break the world record.
achieve this feat only if the pacemakers do it right.
Eliud needs three good pacesetters to run marathon under
two hours,” said Leting.