NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya has named a strong team as they seek
revenge and recapture the men’s marathon title at the Gold Coast
Commonwealth Games in April 4-15 in Australia.
Ironically, it was
Australian Michael Shelley, who had won silver in 2010 in Delhi,
who denied Kenya the chance to ascend to the throne when he won
gold in Cardiff, Wales.
Now Kenya is out to
recapture the title and fend off any pretenders to the throne as
it named a strong six-member team for the Club Games.
quest will be Kenneth Mburu, Nicholas Kamacha, and Julius
Nderitu in the men’s race while Shelmith Muriuki, Hellen Nzembi
and Sheilah Jerotich face the hard task to successfully defend
Kenya’s gold and silver medals won by Flomena Cheyech and
Caroline Kemboi respectively in the 2014 games in Glasgow,
Scotland in 2014.
“I believe this team
will be able to battle the other teams and excel,” Paul Mutwii,
the Athletics Kenya Vice President who is in charge of
competitions, said on Tuesday.
“They have been
notified and all have accepted to take the challenge and
represent the country,” he added.