The Commonwealth Games 10,000m silver medalist Daniel Simiu Ebenyo will make his debut at the 3rd edition of the Bahrain Night Half marathon that will be held on Friday (23) at the Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain.
The 27 year-old who is part of team Kenya for the world cross country championships in Bathurst, Australia said that running at this half marathon will be part of endurance ahead of February 18th world cross country.
“Running half marathon is good for me because of endurance and I have been running many half marathons in Kenya but not abroad. This is the first time I will be running away from home,” said Simiu.
He said that his preparations have been good and he will be going to run his best, a personal best in the hot weather condition.
“I know the place is warm but it will be run at night and I believe in myself that I will run a good race with personal best. My target is to run under one hour as a debut in an international half marathon,” he said.
Simiu who finished second at the just concluded Athletics Kenya National Cross Country trials, said that the position was good as it positioned him ready, good and capable to run well at the world stage.
“I am going to test myself,” they always say shake the match box to confirm if there are match sticks. Am well prepared with the help of my coach Erick Kogo that I will deliver something good, which will make him happy and one proud of myself too,” he said.