EYES ON THE PRIZE

Sprinter Morara resumes training, eyes fruitful season

Morara, who has graduated to the senior cadre, has resumed training after a one-year stint at the Kenya Defence Forces College.

In Summary

•Morara says she is following in the footsteps of her role model and Commonwealth 800m champion Mary Moraa.

•She hopes to kick-start her season at the Athletics Kenya relay weekend meeting scheduled for January 27-28 at the Nyayo National Stadium.

LOice Morara in action during the World Under-20 Championships
LOice Morara in action during the World Under-20 Championships
Image: ERICK BARASA

Junior international sprinter Loice Morara is eyeing a fruitful season after switching to 400m.

Morara, who has graduated to the senior cadre, has resumed training after a one-year stint at the Kenya Defence Forces College. 

She currently trains with the Kenya Defence Forces at their base in Ngong ahead of next season.

“I’m excited that I’m back to doing what I love, running,” said the sprinter.

She hopes to kick-start her season at the Athletics Kenya relay weekend meeting scheduled for January 27-28 at the Nyayo National Stadium.

“I’m looking forward to the AK relay series and AK track and field weekend meetings,” the 20-year-old said.

She represented Kenya during the recent World Under-20 championships in 200m and 4x400m mixed relay.

Morara says she is following in the footsteps of her role model and Commonwealth 800m champion Mary Moraa.

“I  believe switching to 400m will be seamless because I used to participate in the 4x400 relays. In the future, I want to switch to 800m. From primary school up to Form One, I used to run 800m but my coaches in high school advised me to focus on sprints,” she said.

Having represented Kenya at the junior level, she is hoping to venture into the senior ranks. “My dream is to represent Kenya at the senior level. Next year, I’m eyeing a place in Team Kenya for Africa Games in Accra, Ghana,” she noted.

She was also targeting the Team Kenya slot for the 2025 World Relays in Guangzhou, China. The event was earlier scheduled for next year but was postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic.