In Summary

  • Coaches on Monday took Kenyan athletes through specialised training at Kigari Teaches College in Embu County as the team prepares to leave on Wednesday for Sunday’s World Cross Country Championships in Kampala.
  • Athletes on Monday embarked on light training to boost their finishing. The team has been in Kigari for a month.
  • Deputy team manager, Mike Kosgei said they were preparing the team psychologically to make them ready for a showdown with elite runners from around the world.

Coaches on Monday took Kenyan athletes through specialised training at Kigari Teaches College in Embu County as the team prepares to leave on Wednesday for Sunday’s World Cross Country Championships in Kampala.

Athletes on Monday embarked on light training to boost their finishing. The team has been in Kigari for a month.

Deputy team manager, Mike Kosgei said they were preparing the team psychologically to make them ready for a showdown with elite runners from around the world.

“We are undertaking a psychological part of training. We are preparing the athletes to have a strong mind because they are facing a strong opposition from around the world and we don’t want them to be intimidated. Every country is targeting gold,” said Kosgei, a veteran who was Team Kenya head coach between 1985 and 1995.

Morale was high in the camp during the mid-morning run through Ena-Kithimi-Kivwe region in Embu County, with the athletes fully focused on Sunday’s big showdown.

Team Kenya captain Leonard Patrick Komon said they were fully prepared and raring to go, hoping to dominate both individual and team competitions.

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