The 2015 World Cross Country defending Champion, Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor is ready to defend his accolade in Uganda Kampala from March next year
The 24 years old who hails from Keiyo in Elgeyo Marakwet County and coached by Patrick Sang is focused to perform better and defend his crown knowing very well that the challenge will be huge but as far as he is concerned he says his training is in high gear and ready to face off his opponents.
Kipsang won the senior men’s race with 34:52 to claim the top honors, he now seeks another winning performance.
“The season is over for me but my plan for next year is to first defend my world cross country title,” Kipsang told Media.
“It is every athletes’ dream to win and start strongly in a season.”
His failure to beat England’ s Mo Farah at the Rio Olympics in the 10,000m has now got him focusing on the World Cross Championships, ahead of the World Championships in London next year.
“I still have the challenge to beat Farah on the track. He knows my intention and we have fought severally with his turning out stronger,” he added.
“I believe by August, I will have enough strength to do just that.”
The Uganda Senior Women’s team got crowned Bronze medalists in Guiyang while the men’s had Moses Kibet finish 8th (Uganda’s best individual performance in the whole competition) in 35:53 seconds.
Timothy Torotich made 37:02 seconds while Godfrey Kusuro came in 32nd in 37:20.
Moses Kipsiro pulled out of the event after receiving death threats supposedly sent by coach Peter Wemali, whom he exposed for allegedly sexually harassing junior female runners during the Africa Cross-Country Championships training camp in Bukwo, 2014.
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