Teresia Muthoni now eyes senior success after U20 gold

Teresia Muthoni now eyes senior success after U20 gold

“I am really delighted to win this title. Since the time I was here in the trials, I said I would be ready for the challenge and I am thankful to have clinched this title. I am delighted that we have won one and two,” Muthoni said after the race.

Teresia Muthoni celebrating her victory in Nairobi/Photo/Omondi Onyango

After clinching the 3,000m title at the World Under-20 Championships on Thursday, Teresia Muthoni now plots to carbon the same success as she transits to the senior ranks next season.

Muthoni clinched the women’s title after clocking 8mins, 57.78secs to win, leading a Kenyan 1-2 with Zena Jemutai coming home second for silver.

Muthoni, based in Japan, was more than delighted with the victory.

“I am really delighted to win this title. Since the time I was here in the trials, I said I would be ready for the challenge and I am thankful to have clinched this title. I am delighted that we have won one and two,” Muthoni said after the race.

“It wasn’t easy but we had planned with Zena to completely take control and run as a team and that gave us the good fruits,” she added

She now plans to successfully transit to senior racing with the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games coming up next year.

“I am now done with the Junior events and the focus is now to ensure the success also goes to the seniors. I am planning on qualifying to the Commonwealth Games next year and hopefully I do enough to get into the team,” she said.


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