Obiri on title defence mission

Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba (R) and Kenya's Hellen Onsando Obiri (2R) run during the women's 1500 metres first round at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 11, 2013. Obiri is confident of retaining the 3,000m IAAF World Indoor Championships title during the upcoming edition of the games set for Ergo Arena in Sopot, Poland.AFP/PHOTO

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  • Obiri, who is one of the eight Kenyan athletes flying the national flag, will be competing alongside compatriot and former World junior outdoor champion Irene Jelagat. The duo will have Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba for company.

Hellen Obiri is confident of retaining the 3,000m IAAF World Indoor Championships title during the upcoming edition of the games set for Ergo Arena in Sopot, Poland.

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