21 Feb '13, 8pm
Kenya's Team to World Cross Country Championships, by Justin Lagat, #athleticskenya, #crosscountry, #kenyarunning
This past weekend, on Saturday the 16th of February, in hot weather at the Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi, Athletics Kenya (AK) selected a national team to represent Kenya at the World Cross Country Championships to be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland on the 24th of next month. Even though most of the bigwigs that were expected to be at the meeting, including Geofrey Mutai and Geofrey Kipsang, had opted to run in the RAK half marathon in Dubai instead, the remaining field was still one of the most competitive ever assembled in the Kenyan trials. In the start were cross country sensational, John Mwangangi; the 10km and 15km world record holder, Leornard Komon; 10,000m African champion, Kenneth Kipkemoi; 2010 world cross country champion, Joseph Ebuya; 5000m Olympic finalist, Isaiah Kiplagat and 10,000m Olympic finalist, Bidan Karoki.