Kenya’s Pascalia Chepkorir will headline the 17th edition of the Valencia Half marathon that will be held on Sunday (22) in Valencia, Spain.
Chepkorir who was to defend her University of Eldoret Cross Country 8km title which will be held this Saturday but now has changed tune to focus on Valencia.
With her focus to improve on her time, the 2003 World Youth 3,000m silver medalist said she was on final touches of preparations of training before traveling to the Spanish City.
Chepkorir who features in top ten all time in 10K run says is ready to compete in Valencia to improve on her 67:17 personal best as she tries to, lower the course record of 1:07.09 set by Peris Jechirchir last year.
“I have what it takes to take the title and improve on my time in the Spaniard city since my body is responding well to the training. In Valencia, I want to try my best to finish on the podium but majorly I win will be good for me,” said Chepkorir.
Having won the Berlin half marathon title in 2010, the soft spoken runner finished third in the Ndalat Gaa cross country, the first in the Athletics Kenya Calendar of events ahead of Africa Cross country and Commonwealth Games.
“I did not run well today because last Sunday (14) I had just run Durban 10km race in South Africa but I have to be contented with what I got,” said Chepkorir after finishing third in Ndalat on Saturday.