1 Updates
African champion Cherono eyes Moscow world title
Photo Credit: VASILY MAXIMOV, Getty Images

African champion Cherono eyes Moscow world title

Jul 13 2013, 8:18am CDT | by

Nairobi, July 13 (IANS) Double African champion, Gladys Cherono, is looking forward to turning her continental dominance into a Moscow World Championships gold after winning the women's 10,000m Kenyan Trial here on Saturday.

Nairobi, July 13 — Double African champion, Gladys Cherono, is looking forward to turning her continental dominance into a Moscow World Championships gold after winning the women's 10,000m Kenyan...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

40 weeks ago

African champion Cherono eyes Moscow world title

Jul 13 2013, 8:18am CDT | by

Nairobi, July 13 (IANS) Double African champion, Gladys Cherono, is looking forward to turning her continental dominance into a Moscow World Championships gold after winning the women's 10,000m Kenyan Trial here on Saturday.

Nairobi, July 13 — Double African champion, Gladys Cherono, is looking forward to turning her continental dominance into a Moscow World Championships gold after winning the women's 10,000m Kenyan Trial here on Saturday.

Timing her finish to perfection, the African 5,000m/10,000m champion and Kenya Defence Forces runner, nosed ahead of the field immediately after the bell to clinch the race in 33:43.03 to punch her ticket ahead of all challengers in the race for Moscow, reports Xinhua.

"The race was tough since there were good athletes competing and I'm delighted to make the team. I want to see how I can perform against the best in the world and my aim is to try hard to be a world champion," the 29 year-old who ran her personal best in the distance on June 27 whilst finishing second in Ostrava in 30:29.23.

Having raced clear of the leading four for the victory over the last 300m, the battle for second saw World Cross champion, Emily Chebet (33:43.03) out-kicked Japan based Team Kyudenko runner, Sally Kaptich Chepyego (33:45.81) to clinch the other automatic berth for Moscow.

However, the two-time World Cross winner has not dipped under 31:45.00 A-Standard for the World Championships over the last two seasons that are considered for qualification meaning her Moscow dream was in tatters.

Having won the 10,000m race in Kobe this April in 32:00.02, Chepyego hang on to the leaders before surrendering second place at the last 200m but her place in the Kenyan senior team for the first time was assured courtesy of her 31:33.76 victory at the Japanese Corporate Championships last September.

"I have tried for so long to be in the Kenyan team and this time, my prayers were answered. I'm filled with so much joy and being in Japan has helped me improve my running style and today, it helped in a race where we had many champions," the 2001 World Youth Champion in 3000m said.

"As a team, we should work hard to return the title that was won two years ago. This is a different year and if we work together, it is possible," she added.

Caroline Cheptanui (33:52.34) finished just outside the podium ahead of 2009 World Champion, Linet Masai (34:10.02) but the latter stood a good chance of being selected to Moscow owing to her 31:02.89 season's best in her sixth finish in Ostrava.

Like Chebet, Cheptanui has not managed to beat the Moscow qualifying time in the eligible period of qualification.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Delhi Daredevils Goes Quikr
Delhi Daredevils unveils new Jersey.
 
 
American Gymnast Opens New Location
American Gymnast expands operations up the east coast, names experienced manager for new location.
 
 
Lily Yip Table Tennis Center Rejoins “We Are Butterfly” Club Program
Wilson, NC, April 23, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Lily Yip Table Tennis Center (LYTTC) in Dunellen, New Jersey, has rejoined the “We are Butterfly” Club Program. As part of the program, Butterfly table tennis...
 
 
NHL: Canadiens Sweep TB Lightning with 4-3 Win in Game 4
NHL: Canadiens Sweep TB Lightning with 4-3 Win in Game 4
The Montreal Canadiens swept their first-round playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 4-3 victory on April 22 on a power-play goal from Max Pacioretty.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple, Earth Day, And The New Demands Of Leadership
On Monday, Apple launched a new ad outlining its environmental responsibility. In doing so, Tim Cook firmly placed his imprimatur of the future of Apple, going so far as to provide the voiceover for the ad himself just...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
What Selling 3 Million Copies Of 'The Dance Of Anger' Has Taught Renowned Psychologist Harriet Lerner
As a trained marriage and family therapist and a career coach, I’ve worked with thousands of women in the past 10 years dealing with a wide array of emotions, including rage and anger, despair, resentment and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The Good News About College Costs
By Elizabeth Fishel and Jeffrey Arnett, Next Avenue Contributors “College costs rise again” is a headline we’ve all seen on a regular basis over the past couple of decades. “A residential four-year degree can set you...
Read more on Business Balla
 
2014 NBA Playoffs: Wizards Tickets Up 88% In Past Week, Now Have Highest Playoff Premium in NBA
Only one road team in the NBA Playoffs was able return home with a 2-0 series lead for Game 3, the Washington Wizards. The Portland Trail Blazers have a chance to match that feat against the Houston Rockets, though...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Small Business Dashboards: How They'll Help Your Business Grow
If you’re a small business owner and aren’t running your business with the help of a dashboard, you’re in luck. Why? Because with the right dashboard, you’ll gain key advantages. You’ll save tremendous amounts of time,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
3 Key Design Factors For An Effective Devil's Advocate
Any organization that aspires to innovate but has not embraced an explicit Devil’s Advocate process should read Megan McArdle’s recent Opening Remarks column at BusinessWeek on Why Negativity is Really Awesome. McArdle...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Bipartisan Fix To Retirement Crisis In 2015?
A comfy retirement for all! Talk about an ambitious goal. The Bipartisan Policy Commission today launched a year-long project, the Personal Savings Initiative, to address the U.S. retirement crisis. Among the topics it...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The NBA Playoffs Are Anyone's Ballgame. That's Not All A Good Thing.
Let’s hear it for the underdogs in the early going of the NBA playoffs. And maybe the start of a new era of parity that stands to deliver more postseason games to the league and its networks. The Memphis Grizzlies,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Cashing In On Moral Credits
By Margaret Ormiston I (along with my colleague, Elaine Wong, assistant professor at University of California, Riverside) have set out to understand whether firms’ socially responsible actions can have unintended...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla