Reigning Olympic 5,000m silver medalist Hellen Onsando Obiri and world military 1,500m bronze medalist Emanuel Kipsang will be the highlights of Tuesday’s Kenya defence Forces (KDF) Track and field championships to be staged at the renovated Nyayo national stadium.
The top runners will be seeking for tickets to compete at the national championships set 22nd June where Athletics Kenya will be selecting a formidable team to compete at the London world championships in England.
Obiri, the 2013 world championships 1,500m bronze medalist said her focus to run against for the country at the 38th edition of the event.
Obiri will be leading the 5,000m race after she graduated from 1,500m category a year ago to join the big league.
“It has been great after graduating into 5,000m and I will be using tomorrow’s event to seek for a ticket for the world championships,” said Obiri the 2014 Africa championships 1,500m champion.
He track achievement is real and in 2012, won the 3,000m indoor championships in Istanbul and a silver at the 2014 race in Sopot.
Fierce battle will be in men’s 5,000m where World military games Kipsang bronze medalist will be defending his title in 10,000m facing off with track master Sstephen Arita .
His main target is to represent Kenya during London world hoping to better his 2015 performance in Beijing.
“I represented Kenya at the 2015 global event in Beijing and this time round I am targeting to qualify in the team again. That is my main target this season,’Kipsang said.