The reigning National Cross Country champion, Joyce Chepkemoi Tele will lead a strong elite field as they attempt to break the Women 10km Road to Records Race that will be held on Saturday (30) Herzogenaurach, Germany.
The 26 year-old who holds a life time best of 30:59.01 that she got at the 2021 FBK Games, Blankers-Koen Stadion in Netherlands took the honors last week at the Kenya Defence Force Track and Field Championships, where she trounced a strong field in the 25 lap race that included the reigning Roma Ostia Half Marathon champion, Irene Kimais when she crossed the finish line in a time of 31:55.09.
Tele comes to this race with a life time best 31:38 that she got at the 2019 10K Valencia Ibercaja where she finished in seventh place.
Tele will battle for honors with the African Champion, Sheila Chepkirui and European two time champion Yasmin Can.
Chepkirui has an added advantage as she raced here last year where she finished second behind the late Agnes Tirop who smashed the then World 10km Record in a time of 30:01 with the latter coming home sixteen seconds later.
Kenyan born Vivian Jemutai now trading for Turkey under Yasemin Can, will be a thorn in the flesh for Tele and Chepkirui as she comes carrying on her shoulder a personal best of 30:26.41 in 10,000m race that she got at the Rio Olympics where she finished in seventh place.
Can is a four time European Cross Country Champion, a silver medallist in European Indoor games and a two time European U23 Champion.
The 25 year-old has never competed for Kenya in professional races. She became officially eligible to represent Turkey at international competitions in 2016.