In Summary
  • Showdown looms at Moi Air Base grounds on Friday.
  • Forces senior men defending champ says he is back and going for nothing short of the title.

Last year’s Kenya Defence Forces Cross Country Championships senior men’s 10km winners Emmanuel Kipsang has vowed to floor all again when the national military hold their annual event on Friday.

The eagerly anticipated championship will be staged at Moi Air Base (MAB) in Nairobi.

Kipsang, who won last year at Thika Garrison, is already playing the psychological game saying that he had prepared well and is in excellent shape.

“I have really trained well and simply want to retain my title. Today (Monday). I have done my last long run and now is just a matter of nursing and tuning the body for the big day on Friday,” said Kipsang.

The fired-up Kipsang revealed that he had however had some difficulties last season that effected his performance that year.

“Last year after winning in Thika, I got an injury which forced me out of competition the whole season. I’m now in good form and my competitors better watch out.”

Kispang said he was focused on getting selected to the Kenyan team for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships that will be held in Valencia in March.

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