ATHLETICS

Sally Kipyego: 2018 will be my year of destiny

Former Olympic Games 10,000m silver medalist Sally Jepkosgey Kipyego is set to return track and road races next year after serving sabbatical leave.

The 2011 World cha mpionships 10,000m silver medalist, Kipyego said she has plans of competing in various tracks meetings and half marathon before she does her major marathon at the end of 2018.
“I have plans to run a marathon probably in late 2018 but I will run a bit of track meetings and small road races as part of my preparations for the 42km distance,” said Kipyego in Eldoret after celebrating Christmas with ailing children at Shoe4Africa Hospital.
She said that now she is only five months after giving birth and she’s back with lighter training before taking on heavy weights.
“For now am just trying to adjust slowly by slowly to adopting the track so that when I return, I have no difficulties,” added Kipyego who failed to represent the country at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in Brazil and then opted to compete in road races.
The former New York City marathon winner with a course record, however changed her citizenship to become an American.
“Right now I hold two nationalities and am still not very sure the country I will run for,” said Kipyego.

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