Over 300 athletes are predicted at Saturday’s second leg of Athletics Kenya Cross state championships that will be staged at the Kapsokwony Higher university grounds in Mount Elgon, Bungoma County.
Western Area Athletics Kenya secretary Homer Mugalitsi stated that they are expecting a big turnout now that the area has manufactured best runners in the country.
Speaking to Dailysport.co.ke, Mugalitsi reported that the likes of Earth under 20 3,000m steeplechase finalist Emmanuel Wafula will be top the 8km junior men classification as they prepare to stand for the place at the Entire world Cross state championships to be held in Bathurst, Australia next calendar year.
“As a area, we are expecting about 300 athletes who will be competing in several occasions. For now, we are established,” reported Mugalitsi.
Machakos hosted the initially leg two months back and Kapsokwony is the 2nd in the federations collection in the run up to entire world cross place championships forward of Sotik in two weeks’ time.
Wafula stated that he is nicely prepared for the championships that will be operate in his property county.
Wafula, who completed 6th at August’s Globe less than 20 3,000m steeplechase in Cali, Colombia in 8:45.05 in a race won by Ethiopian Samuel Duguna (8:37.92) adopted by compatriot Samuel Firewu (8:39.11) and Moroccan Salaheddine Ben Yazide (8:40.62) accomplished the podium. Another Kenyan Haron Kibet completed a distant 10th in 8:53.79 reported that he is ready for the obstacle.
“My journey to globe cross place will commence in Mount Elgon and I have hope of winning the race. Managing at home is far better for the reason that you compete with the individuals you know,” stated Wafula.
He additional that his journey to Bathurst will be starting and ready for the challenge of the environment cross nation championships.
“When I was in Colombia, it was a understanding curve for me. I did not run properly but I have good hope of shining in long term. As an athlete, I’m however seeking and a single-working day lifestyle will alter. I received substantially encounter in my initial outing, discovering on how to obvious barriers faster than I did, and steer clear of slowness on the hurdles,” he reported.
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