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Kamworor sets sights on record eighth title

Thursday, January 28th, 2021 00:00 | By
Former world half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor.

Former world half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor will be eyeing a record 8th title during the 2021 Kenya Police Service Cross Country Championships scheduled for Ngong Race Course on Friday.

 It will be the first race for the former world record holder who has been out battling injury.

 The 28-year-old Kamworor, who last competed at the National Cross Country Championships on February 15 last year, says he is raring to go.

During last year’s police championships, he clocked 30:04.9 for victory. He was followed by Josphat About 30:04.9, and Hosea Kimosop 30:25.6. 

Kamworor, who has fully recovered from injuries sustained in an accident on June 25 last year in Eldoret says he can’t wait to compete.

 “It has been a long time coming. It’s time to race again!” said Kamworor. “After months of working hard to recover from my injury, I’m very excited that I will have an opportunity to defend my title.” 

The athlete has also been named in a very strong start list for the 2021 Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Half Marathon due on February 19 in the United Arab Emirates. 

Meanwhile, national cross country winner Sheila Chelangat will be eyeing the women’s title at the Police Cross Country.

“ I  am expecting a very competitive race on Friday. It will be a totally different race I know everybody has prepared adequately.

I will be using the race to gauge my fitness as the season unfolds. My main target this year is to earn qualification in the Olympic Games in 5000m,” said Chelang’at.

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