Kamworor focused

Geoffrey Kamworor and Bedan Karoki clearing the barrier during the Discovery Cross Country in Eldoret on January 30..
Geoffrey Kamworor and Bedan Karoki clearing the barrier during the Discovery Cross Country in Eldoret on January 30..

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

in March.

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

in Brazil.

“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

London 2017.

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

sporting spectacle.

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.