World Cross Country Champions to Feature

318361bd-8a50-4f0f-b1ec-0276ac6894c4All eyes will be on reigning IAAF World Cross Country Championships gold medallists Japheth Korir, Emily Chebet  and Faith Kipyegon at the 20th KCB/Athletics Kenya National Championships, the final meeting in the 2013-14 IAAF Cross Country Permit series, in Nairobi on Saturday (15).

Korir has had a solid season racing in Europe thus far, with three good outings last month.

He won in Antrim, Northern Ireland, before finishing second and third in the Italian town of San Giorgio su Legnano and then the Spanish city of San Sebastian and now he returns home to race on Kenyan soil for the first time since he finished sixth at the Nationals 12 months ago, which earned him selection for the Bydgoszcz where he caused a big upset to scale the heights at the global showpiece.

The senior men’s 12km race will witness noted and fearsome front runners coming head-to-head, including the 2011 IAAF World cross Country Championships junior men’s gold medallist Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor, the fastest marathoner ever Geoffrey Mutai and 2013 IAAF World Championships 5000m bronze medallist Isiah  Koech.

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