Returning Aprot targets Commonwealth Games ticket

“It was a great experience and it showed me I can manage to compete well in the upcoming local races as I return to serious training and competition,” said the Kenya Prisons officer.

In Summary

• The 2018 Africa Athletics 10,000m bronze medalist said that she likes competing for the country both on track and cross country and the postponement of cross country, she has now fully concentrated on track events.

• “Since the 2022 World Cross Country Championships has been postponed, I will fully concentrate on the Commonwealth Games,” said Aprot.

Kenya's Alice Aprot leads the field in the women's 10,000m during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016
Kenya's Alice Aprot leads the field in the women's 10,000m during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016
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The 2017 World Cross Country silver medalist Alice Aprot has set her focus on the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

The 2015 Africa Games 10,000m champion, who is returning to action from maternity leave, said: “I have been out for a long time. I want to try my best to earn a Team Kenya ticket for the Commonwealth Games. With over three years out of competition, I want to make a good and successful return in both cross country and track.”

The 2016 African champion over 10,000m returned to action last weekend during the second leg of the Athletics Kenya Cross Country series, finishing 3rd in 33:20.2 behind the 2017 world under 18 1,500m bronze medallist Ednah Jebitok (32:20.3) and Kenya Defence Forces runner Purity Komen in 32:24.9.

“It was a great experience and it showed I can manage to compete well in the upcoming local races as I return to serious training and competition,” said the Kenya Prisons officer.  

The 2018 Africa Athletics 10,000m bronze medalist said she likes competing for the country both on track and cross country and with the postponement of World Cross Country, she will now concentrate on track events.

“Since the 2022 World Cross Country Championships has been postponed, I will fully concentrate on the Commonwealth Games,” said Aprot.