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Kenya's Sum targets China and Swiss gold

17 August 2015, 21:35

Nairobi - Kenya's 800-metre world champion, Eunice Sum, is targeting honours in the forthcoming Beijing Championship, which begin in China this weekend, as well as the Diamond League schedule for Zurich, Switzerland in September.

She however faces stiff competition from Cuba’s Rose Mary Almanza, United Satess Ajee Wilson and Germany’s Fabienne Kohlmann in her endeavors.

She is part of a competitive side Kenya has named for the Beijing event alongside Maureen Jelagat and Joyce Zakari who are going for the 400m.

Also read: Kenyan great Keino says doping cases taking too long

In the 1 500m, the East Africa country has named Nancy Chepkwemoi, Faith Kipyegon and Violah Lagat while Irene Cheptai, Mercy Cherono, Viola
Kibiwot and Janet Kisa will represent Kenya in the 5 000m.

In the gruelling 10 000m, Kenya confirmed Vivian Cheruiyot, Sally Kipyego and  Betsy Saina alongside Visiline Jepkesho, Edna Kiplagat, Helah Kiprop and Jemimah Sumgong.

A strong team for the 3 000m steeplechase will comprise Rosefline Chepngetich, Hyvin Jepkemoi, Virginia Nyambura while Francisca Koki goes for the 400m hurdles.

– CAJ News


- Jan Braai


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