China, here we come! Give way

What you need to know:

  • The squad trained in residential camp for about a month at the high altitude St Marks Teachers Training College in Kigari, Embu, that stands at 1,350 metres above sea level before travelling to Nairobi for a one-night stay and then on to China.
  •  Picking the queue from Kimetto, AK vice chairman, David Okeyo, said: “I am very impressed with the training programme and the way the runners have responded to training. This is the best team that we have ever had.”
  • Then there is 29-year-old Emily Chebet whose CV is as long as a professor’s published work list. But important to her course in Guiyang is this telling record: She is a two-time winner of the Championships and heads to China as the reigning women’s champion.

Kenya’s World Cross Country Championships team flew out of Nairobi for Guiyang, China, Tuesday where the 41st edition of the biennial event will be held showing little doubt that their runners will once again be the ones to beat.


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