In Summary
  • Competition is fever pitch among Kenya’s junior men’s World Cross Country team members.
  • The budding runners are eyeing glory at this year’s global event set for March 26 in Kampala, Uganda.
  • The level of competitiveness and form is sky high, leaving Team Kenya head coach Juma Ndiwa with high expectations.

Competition is fever pitch among Kenya’s junior men’s World Cross Country team members.

The budding runners are eyeing glory at this year’s global event set for March 26 in Kampala, Uganda. The level of competitiveness and form is sky high, leaving Team Kenya head coach Juma Ndiwa with high expectations.

“They are all ready. If the competition was held today, they would perform well. I have monitored them and they are raring to go.

“It is difficult to predict who will perform better than the other. It is too close to call,” he said in an interview after Friday’s training.

World Youth 3,000m champion Richard Kimunyan, who won last month’s national trials is confident of repeating the feat next Sunday at Uganda’s capital city.

However, the Commonwealth and Africa Youth 3,000m bronze medallist will face strong opposition from his compatriots.

Amongst his rivals are IAAF World junior Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase champion Amos Kirui, Wesley Ladema, who is based in Japan and new sensation Meshack Munguti.

“The training has helped the team improve a great deal and we cant’ wait to go to Uganda. My expectation is to conquer the course.

'GREATLY IMPROVED'

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