Stars in police Kenya Police Service Athletics Championships meeting
|Sylvia Kibet (right) and Mercy Cherono during the last World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. They both line up at the Kenya Police Championships on Friday. [PHOTO: FILE / REUTERS]|
SEE ALSO :Serve diligently, public servants urgedBut most police world-beating stars will skip the two-day event as they compete in tomorrow’s IAAF Diamond League meet in New York, or prepare for next fourth leg in Eugene, Oregon in USA. Chepseba, who has fared on well in the Diamond League but missed out podium finish at the Olympics, keen to improve his pecking order, having lost it all when he was dropped in the Daegu team in 2011, competing in 800m. “I have not performed well in championships and I hope this is my opportunity to do it and will use the police meet to gauge my speed ahead of the national trails,” said Chepseba, an alumnus of St Patrick’s High School Iten. Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Abraham Kiplagat, who basks in a 1:43.7 all-time mark, longs to better his 1:47.3 time he posted at the Diamond League in Doha a fortnight ago. Kiplagat will take on Chepseba, who has a 3:29.90 best mark in 1,500, and the 22nd runner in history to break 3:30 barrier.
SEE ALSO :Kenya Police win at last“I did not impress in Shanghai but I hope to use the Police Championships to regain form. We should not disappoint Vivian,” said Kibet, who studied with Vivian at Sing’ore Girls in Keiyo North.
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