The world military 1, 500 meters bronze medallist, Emmanuel Kipsang is focused on winning the Men’s 10, 000 meters Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) cross country title this Friday.
Kipsang announced that he will be representing the Kenya Navy. He assured his fans that he has already recovered from the knee injury. According to Kipsang, this event is going to prepare him to represent the country in the Africa Cross County Championship in Lome, Togo.
“I want to return and take my position. I want to redeem my image not just at the KDF cross country but also at the nationals because I want to make the team for Africa Championships,” said Kipsang who trains in Iten. He said his training has been going on well and was keen to post good results.
“The injury kept me off action for the entire 2019 and partially 2018 but that is behind me and I am focusing on a successful 2020,” he added.
Kipsang will be competing in this event after 3 years as he looks forward to securing a place in the Kenyan athletic squad. He will be competing with veterans Victor Kiplimo, Kennedy Njiru, Cyrus Ruto, Peter Matelong, Isaac Kurga and Mark Kiptoo among others.
With the tough competition to join the athletics squad, Kipsang has to pull himself together and gravitate all his energy to the finishing. Some of the veterans such as Peter Matelong are not easily defeated. One needs focus, commitment and passion.
Finally, there will be the women’s category where the world cross country champion Hellen Obiri will lead her counterparts in search of positions in the nationals. Obiri is a two-time world 5, 000 meters champion. She recently surprised the globe when she won the world title in Aarhus, Denmark.