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Lydia Jeruto, Cleophas Kandie set to shine at AK county meeting

World under 18 800m silver medalist Lydia Jeruto and Cleophas Kandie, the world under 18 silver medalists in 2,000m steeplechase will highlight Baringo county on Saturday in the Athletics Kenya county championships.

As running counties of Elgeyo Marakwet, Nasin Gishu and Nandi will hosts their meetings in various venues.

Jeruto, who won the Mumias A.K meeting, will be making her name known when she will tackle the grassy Metipso primary school ground, trying to make a cut into the regional championships.

Baringo A.K chairman Barnabas Kitilit said that the two-Jeruto and Kandie will be making their way to the nationals and make the team for international championships.

Kandie will be competing in 3,000m steeplechase and Jeruto will compete in her favourite two lap race. We are well prepared and we want to produce the best team for the championships,” said Kiliti.

Well known for nurturing budding athletes, Kitilit added that various training camps led by Torongo, Metipso, Solian will provide a healthy competition during the championships.

Nandi, granule as the Source of champions, will stage their championships at Kapsabet Showground.

Producing the best runners ever, Athletics Kenya Nandi branch secretary Kennedy Tanui was optimistic that there will be stiff competition.

“All system are set and waiting for the date. We are sure of hosting a successful event, selecting the best team to represent us at the Central Rift championships,” said Tanui who also serves as the Chief Sports Officer of Nandi County.

City of champions Uaisn Gishu will stage their meeting at the Moi University school of law, Annex. The A.K secretary James Lagat said that the championships will be tough following their successful hosting of sub county championships.

“We want to give our athletes a good running ground and come Saturday, we expect a tough challenge,” said Lagat.

But the mother of all Elgeyo Marakwet, the Home of Champions will be hosting the meeting at Iten Sports Ground.

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