Philip Kibungei and Pascalia Jepkorir will defend their titles at the 17th edition of the University of Eldoret Cross Country Championships that will be held on Saturday (21) in Eldoret.
The event secretary Kibet Rono has anticipated a large turn out since it’s the second meeting on the Athletics Kenya Cross Country series ahead of Africa Cross Country Championships that will be held in Chlef, Algeria on March 17, 2018.
Rono said the preparations are at an advanced stage, as the event has continued attracting more athletes owing to its improvement in the standards each edition.
“This games have been used as the training ground for the athletes and we are expecting more of them to participate in the event,” said Rono.
On Saturday, there will be senior men competing in 10km, senior women 8km, 8km junior men, 6km junior races.
There will also be 10km and 8km for University students’ men and women while Kids will also take part in the 1km races for different age groups as elderly will feature in the 2km category.