Tokyo 3000m women steeplechase champion Peruth Chemutai will be back at the 3rd edition of the Absa Kip Keino Classic Continental Tour that will be held on May 7, at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, in Nairobi.
The 22 year-old wrote history by becoming Uganda’s first woman to win an Olympic gold in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2020 Tokyo games.
All of Uganda’s 10 medals at the Olympic Games have come from men. The nation’s two Olympic gold’s before tonight had come from John Akii-Bua at Munich 1972 and marathon runner Stephen Kiprotich at London 2012.
The 2018 World Athletics U20 silver medallist Champion will be making her third appearance at this event after two unfruitful appearances.
Chemutai who is the Uganda National Record holder over the distance is also the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist in 1500m and 3000m race.
Chemutai comes to this race with a personal best of 9:01.45 that she got at the Tokyo Olympic games.