Historically, Kenya has always done well when the big events - Olympics or Worlds, are held in Far East countries. Observers think the weather at the time of the events favour Kenyans.

With gods of weather on their side, Kamworor believes the 10,000 metres trio that comprises of himself, Bedan Karoki and Paul Tanui can win the event’s tile that has eluded Kenya for many years. The last time the country won the event at the Worlds was in 2001 through Charles Kamathi who upstaged Ethiopia’s Haile Gabrselassie who had reigned unbeaten on the event for many years.


Kamworor, Karoki and Tanui have the task of beating double (5000m and 10,000m) Olympic champion Mohammed Farah otherwise known as “Mo Farah” of Britain and other emerging challenges from other countries like Ethiopia.

The 10,000m men team, under coach Julius Kirwa, has been working on a strategy to stop the Briton from showing his “curled horns” celebration sign at the end of the race.

“We are talking among ourselves so that we will run as a team and I believe my colleagues are serious on it”, Kamworor said after taking Kirputo on several speed work sessions at the Kasarani team camping venue.

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