Kenya’s marathon to Oregon to train Individually
Speaking in Eldoret after meeting all selected marathon team, Tuwei said that they short time for the marathoners to train in camps for the biennial championships after missing last year.
“The team is here in preparations for the world championships in Oregon and anything that they wanted to know their needs,” said Tuwei.
He said that the team selection should was perfect and agreed that they will be training from where they are.
“Training in their current camps will give them a good chance to better their performance because change of training area will affect them due to the short period we have ahead of Oregon and we shall support them fully as Athletics Kenya,” assured the president.
He added that he wants them, by the time they go to the championships, they have received support after getting support from all over the quarters of the country.
“Since we selected the team we have not heard any challenges and noise from the public, meaning we have selected the best for this country,” he said as he they plan to name the final team in Nairobi during the track and field trials for the Commonwealth Games and World championships team.
Team captain Lawrence Cherono said that as a team, they are preparing well for the show.
“We are a full team, committed to take the mantle and we are ready for the task. We will do our best as a team following a good discussion with team mates and federation president and have promised we shall work together,” said Cherono.
Women marathon defending champion Ruth Chepng’etich said she was ready to defend her title.
“Am praying that we have good results in Oregon and raedy to defend my title,” said Chepng’etich.
The men’s marathon team is led by Chicago and Boston marathon champion Lawrence Cherono, who will be serving as team captain, two time New York marathon champion Geoffrey kamworor, Barnabas Kiptum and former world marathon champion Geoffrey Kirui as reserve.
Olympic marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir leads women race followed by defending champion Ruth Chepng’etich, Judith Jeptum Korir and Angela Tanui as reserve.