•The Venice Marathon champion said she acquired a lot of valuable lessons from the race, which she plans to apply in the Abu Dhabi Marathon
•She finished second in June to winner, Mercy Kipchumba
•Korir will come up in UAE against Kenyan-born Bahraini Eunice Chumba
After her second place finish at the Eldoret City Marathon in June, Venice Marathon champion Judy Korir is now targeting first place at the Abu Dhabi Marathon to round off her year on November 26.
Korir, who ran 2:28:31 in Eldoret, behind winner Mercy Kipchumba, said she acquired a lot of valuable lessons from the race, which she plans to apply in the United Arab Emirates.
“Running Eldoret City marathon in such a time was a good thing and this will be part of my training for the Abu Dhabi race,” Korir said.
She will come up against Tokyo Olympian Eunice Chumba who finished seventh in the women's marathon in Sapporo in August.
The Kenyan-born Bahraini says she has been working hard to make up for that disappointing outing.
She is optimistic of harvesting well after finishing second and fourth in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
“I had two weeks of rest after Tokyo and for me that was the best time to start training because a marathon needs good recovery time. I started with light training to heavy training for a marathon. I train about 30km a day and approximately 180km a week,” Chumba, who boasts a personal best of 2:23.10 at the Milano Marathon, said.
Others in the race include the Eldoret City marathon champion Kipchumba who will be looking to continue her bright streak from June.