•Born on April 17, 1965, Biwott will lead other nine Kenyans in the championships after landing in the south on Tuesday evening.
•Biwott will compete in the 5,000m as well as the cross country in search of medals in the women's 55 years category and above.
Priscilla Biwott is the oldest member of the Kenya team that landed in South Africa for this year's Africa Masters Athletics (AFMA) Championships starting today in Pretoria.
Born on April 17, 1965, Biwott will lead other nine Kenyans in the championships after landing in the south on Tuesday evening.
Biwott will compete in the 5,000m as well as the cross country in search of medals in the women's 55 years category and above.
Head of the delegation, Rose Tata, said the team is in good spirit ahead of the three-day championships that ends on Saturday.
“We have arrived safely in Pretoria in readiness for the championships and we are looking forward to improving on our last performance,” said Tata.
Apart from Biwott, Sylvia Chematui is the youngest athlete in the contingent having been born on May 17th, 1987, and will compete in the 400m and 1,500m in the women’s 35-40 years category.
Others in the team are Elizabeth Mutuka, who will battle it out in the 200m and 400m in the 45 years and above category and Rebecca Kosoro Kerubo will be chasing three medals in the shot put, hammer, and javelin. Regina Mulatya will also feature in the long and triple jump.
Also on the list are Erick Sikuku set to run in the 10km and 5km walk race and Kenneth Mburu (10,000m and cross country) The two will compete in the 45 years.
Others include—Abednego Chesebe (200m and 400m) in 40 years, Mercy Jepkemboi Kiptoo (5,000m and X-country) in 35 years and Geoffrey Kipkemboi Terer (800m and 1,500m) in 45 years category.
Former world marathon record holder Patrick Makau is the team manager and head coach and will be assisted by Julius Kipkoech Chemitei.