Defending the IAAF world cross
country champion title will be top
on Geoffrey Kamworor’s priority list
next year in Kampala.
The cross country season has already
started in Kenya and will culminate
into the IAAF World Cross
Country Championships to be held
at the neighbouring Kampala, Uganda
Kamworor beat compatriot
Bedan Karoki to second when
he raced to honours at the 2015 edition
in Guiyang, China.
Kamworor is currently training at
Kaptagat in readiness for the event.
“The season is over for me but my
plan for next year is to first defend
my world cross country title in Kampala
before focusing in the World
Championships in London,” Kamworor
said in Eldoret. Kamoworor,
who shook off Briton Mo Farah and compatriot Karoki to win the World
Half Marathon title in Cardiff, failed
to live up to the billing at Rio Games.
Despite dropping out of the
10,000m at the Olympic trials in
Eldoret, Kamworor was included in
the team, where he performed poorly
“I have started my build
up and I will weigh my options and
I will no doubt feature in the AK series,
where I will be looking for speed
and endurance,” he said.
Meanwhile, the third AK cross
country meeting will be held at the
Nyandarua Technical Training Institute
in Nyahururu on Saturday.
AK Nyandarua County boss Francis
Mwaniki, said the event promises
“The meeting will be more competitive
because it is the first Premium
labeled race after the first two
series. We have several upcoming
athletes from our training camps
here who are expected to challenge
their old order. ,” said Mwaniki.
Cleophas Ng’etich and Caroline
Chepkoech sparkled in the men and
women’s senior races while Sandra
Chebet and Andrew Lorot won the
junior categories in the last event.
Elsewhere, Local Organising Committee
today confirmed the routes for
the marathon and race walks taking
place at the IAAF World Championships
The routes, which are the final part
of the competition timetable and
venue plan to be announced, will offer
both fans and athletes a stunning
Set against some of the capital’s
most historically significant and picturesque
backdrops, the 26.2-mile
marathon route will start and finish
at Tower Bridge in central London.
With the backdrop of the start of
the races provided by the historic
Tower of London, the route will
comprise four laps of a 10km course
on closed roads, heading west along
Victoria Embankment towards the
Houses of Parliament, then back
alongside the River Thames.