Kenya set to pick squad for world Crosss Country today

Kenya set to pick squad for world Crosss Country today

Kenya set to pick squad for world Crosss Country today

World cross country champion Geoffrey Kamworor and women's world champion Agnes Tirop lead a host of athletes into the national cross country trials set for Saturday at Uhuru Gardens.

Action galore is expected as different athletes brace up for the limited slots in Team Kenya for the IAAF World Cross Country championships in Kampala.

Among the stars in the senior men's 10km include Bedan Karoki who got a silver medal at the previous world cross country in Guiyang.

Karoki who won the Ras Al Khaimah half marathon last week in a new personal best will be battling out with Kamworor.

Experienced runner Levy Matebo and Japan based Kennedy Kimengwa representing western region will also be squaring it out in a course expected to be wet and muddy owing to the rains pounding the city.

According to Kamworor, his target is to defend his title in Kampala next month.

"I am hopeful that I will make the team to the world cross. My aim is to win the title for the second time," He said.

Senior women lineup will also have two time world junior cross country champion Violah Kibiwott, former world youth 2000m steeplechase champion Daisy Chepkemei and her sister Norah Jeruto among other stellar cast for the action.

World youth 3000m champion Richard Kimunyan, Commonwealth Games 3000m gold medallist Davis Kiplagat are parading the junior men hopefuls.

Sandra and Emily Chebet who have been instrumental in the Athletics Kenya cross country meetings are fighting for the tickets in the junior women category.

After the selection, the team will go into a residential training camp at Kigari before leaving to Uganda for the world cross on March 26.

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