Kenya’s Janet Jepkosgei the 2007 World 800m Champion will be returning back from her maternity leave with the focus being on the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games that will be held at Queensland, Australia between 4 and 15 April 2018.
Jepkosgei who is nick named “Eldoret Express” who made her name at Melbourne when she thrashed the legend and race favorite Maria Mutola of Mozambique, will take on another challenge but not her usual 800m.
The Nandi County born athlete and 2002 World Junior Champion was very optimistic and has focused to be on the podium and win a gold for her country at the Gold Coast.
“Am back from maternity leave and soon you will see me wearing different attire away from 800m. I have done a lot in the two lap race and that will be a surprise for everyone,” said Jepkosgei who was accompanied by 2013 IAAF world 800m champion Eunice Sum.
“Right now am focusing on coming back to full fitness after two years out of competition. Apart from the Commonwealth Games, I also want to do the world indoor championships,” Jepkosgei concluded.
The mother to one Olympia, Jepkosgei became a house hold name and has six gold medals and six silver medals under her name.
At the 2015 World Championships she finished a disappointing 26th placed but she has now put that behind and set her focus on claiming glory at the Gold Coast.