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Kenyaanse selectie ook in trials

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Nine athletes in the Commonwealth Games team will wind up their residential training on Saturday by competing in the final trials for the world cross-country championships.World 5,000 metres champion Benjamin Limo and Augustine Choge are among the runners tipped to upset their compatriots who boycotted the Commonwealth Games in favour of the world championships.

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Coach Julius Kororia said apart from Limo, Choge and Isabella Ochichi, he had six other runners who will not be named until the trials at Ngong race course. Kororia said they would spring a surprise.He is banking on their form and resolve to show they have come of age. He said the athletes would not be going to Melbourne as second string runners from Kenya.
Kororias athletes will depart the following day to Melbourne and will continue training even after finishing their events. Unless the athletes have had a sudden improvement, they are in for a rough ride. Their standards during the national championships were wanting.The nine could act as spoilers to enhance their chances of earning the wild card.Limo, who has been in touch with the Armed Forces runners, was exempted from the track camp as he pursued his training.But he will make a stop-over at the the Kasarani camp to join his nine colleagues.

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The damp weather conditions were welcome yesterday. The coaches did not relent in training, pushing the runners to the limit.”We are not overstretching but winding down gradually,” said Kororia, who is in-charge of long distance events.Kenya has always dominated athletics competitions in the games, from the sprints to the distances, and Kororia does not see this year being an exception.He pointed to history with figures that illustrate the Commonwealth Games as the launch pad for young athletes.Once they succeed, they never look back but condemn those hitherto unbeatable to the periphery.One good case to illustrate is Stephen Cherono, who came to the limelight nearly four years ago.Today, Cherono, now known as Saaeed Saif Shaheen and running for Qatar, is a two-time world champion and record holder of the 3,000 metres steeplechase.In Melbourne the man likely to carry such a mantle is Wesley Kiprotich.Yesterday, he gave his best shot and his breathing was telling that he had serious training.”Today was tough,” said Kiprotich who was still struggling with his breath 20 minutes after training.”I have no particular past but I will do by best with my team mates,” he added.He will team up with former and current Olympics champions Reuben Kosgei and Ezekiel Kemboi.

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Kenyaanse selectie ook in trials

2 maart 2006 (0 reacties)

Limo wil ook crosstrials winnen


Limo grote favoriet bij Kenyaanse crosstrials

Nine athletes in the Commonwealth Games team will wind up their residential training on Saturday by competing in the final trials for the world cross-country championships.World 5,000 metres champion Benjamin Limo and Augustine Choge are among the runners tipped to upset their compatriots who boycotted the Commonwealth Games in favour of the world championships.

Nieuwe namen
Coach Julius Kororia said apart from Limo, Choge and Isabella Ochichi, he had six other runners who will not be named until the trials at Ngong race course. Kororia said they would spring a surprise.He is banking on their form and resolve to show they have come of age. He said the athletes would not be going to Melbourne as second string runners from Kenya.
Kororias athletes will depart the following day to Melbourne and will continue training even after finishing their events. Unless the athletes have had a sudden improvement, they are in for a rough ride. Their standards during the national championships were wanting.The nine could act as spoilers to enhance their chances of earning the wild card.Limo, who has been in touch with the Armed Forces runners, was exempted from the track camp as he pursued his training.But he will make a stop-over at the the Kasarani camp to join his nine colleagues.

Cherono
The damp weather conditions were welcome yesterday. The coaches did not relent in training, pushing the runners to the limit.”We are not overstretching but winding down gradually,” said Kororia, who is in-charge of long distance events.Kenya has always dominated athletics competitions in the games, from the sprints to the distances, and Kororia does not see this year being an exception.He pointed to history with figures that illustrate the Commonwealth Games as the launch pad for young athletes.Once they succeed, they never look back but condemn those hitherto unbeatable to the periphery.One good case to illustrate is Stephen Cherono, who came to the limelight nearly four years ago.Today, Cherono, now known as Saaeed Saif Shaheen and running for Qatar, is a two-time world champion and record holder of the 3,000 metres steeplechase.In Melbourne the man likely to carry such a mantle is Wesley Kiprotich.Yesterday, he gave his best shot and his breathing was telling that he had serious training.”Today was tough,” said Kiprotich who was still struggling with his breath 20 minutes after training.”I have no particular past but I will do by best with my team mates,” he added.He will team up with former and current Olympics champions Reuben Kosgei and Ezekiel Kemboi.

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