NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
World half marathon medalist Mary Wacera of Kenya
is ready to challenge defending champion and compatriot Caroline
chepkoech at the Falmouth Road Race in Massachusetts, USA on
“I believe I have
the necessary experience to win in Falmouth. But I have respect
for the champion and others in the race. It will be hard to
everyone,” Wacera said on Friday.
The winner of the
race will take home 10,000 U.S. dollars with runners-up taking
Race organizers have
confirmed that men’s race champion Stephen Sambu will also be
defending the crown.
Sambu, 30, who has
won the race on four occasions, is returning to make another bid
and write history as the most successful athlete to have ever
graced the 11km road race.
Also keen to curve a
niche for herself will be Chepkoech, who last year became the
first woman to defend her Falmouth title since Dutchwoman Lornah
Kiplagat won three straight from 2000-2002.