Bring on them all! Gladys Cherono purrs ahead of marathon debut in Dubai

Gladys Cherono poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's 10,000 metres at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 12, 2013. Cherono has said she is ready for her full marathon debut on January 23, 2015. PHOTO | FILE |

What you need to know:

  • Cherono said she is not only aiming at a fast time but a course record too when she takes to the road at the Standard Chartered Bank Dubai Marathon.
  • The 31-year-old Kenya Defence Force corporal had also made history at the 2012 Africa Championships, where she became the first woman to win both the 5,000m and 10,000m titles.
  • The 2014 Paris Marathon champion Kenenisa Bekele and 2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon men’s winner Lelisa Desisa, will field in men’s event.

World Half Marathon champion Gladys Cherono has said she is ready for her full marathon debut on Friday.
Cherono, who is a former 5,000m and 10,000m Africa champion, said she will be targeting the course record when she takes to the road at the Standard Chartered Bank Dubai Marathon.

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