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20 feb 2017

Kampala 2017: Kenya names team for World x-country championships







Kenya are seeking to wrestle the overall world title from arch-rivals Ethiopia.




PIC: On Saturday, these athletes pictured competed in the senior men's category in Nairobi during qualifiers for the national team to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships due in Kampala. (AFP)

Leonard Barsoton and Irene Cheptai will head a 24-member Kenyan team at the 2017 World Cross-country championships in Kampala, Uganda on March 26, after winning Saturday's national trials.

Kenya are seeking to wrestle the overall world title from arch-rivals Ethiopia.

The Kenya team also includes the men's and women's 10k defending champions Geoffrey Kamworor and Agnes Tirop and Olympians Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon, Alice Aprot and Hyvin Kiyeng.



Kenyan athletes compete in the senior women's category during qualifiers for the national team to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. (AFP)


The Kenya team for 2017 World Cross-country championships:

Senior men: Leonard Barsoton, Bedan Karoki, Geoffrey Kamworor, Vincent Rono, Leonard Komon, Leonard Lagat

Senior women: Irene Cheptai, Lilian Kasait, Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon, Alice Aprot, Agnes Tirop, Hyvin Kiyeng

U-20 men: Richard Yator, Meshack Kyuguti, Wesley Ladema, Edwin Kiplagat, Amos Kirui, Ronald Kirui

U20 women: Sandrafelis Chebet, Cellephine Chepteek, Sheila Chelangat, Emmaculate Chepkirui, Joyline Cherotich, Esther Muthoni

- See more at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1446534/kampala-2017-kenya-names-team-world-country-championships#sthash.w5NQQePo.dpuf

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