Former Barcelona Marathon champion Philip Kangogo will be eyeing to win the coveted Chemususu Dam half marathon title set for this weekend in Baringo County.
Coming from the running county of Elgeyo Marakwet, Kangogo who runs alongside his young brother Justus Kangogo and his wife Esther Ndiema will be yearning to win the title to add to his trophy cabinet.
After winning the 2014 Kass International Marathon title in Eldoret, Kangogo went ahead to win the Barcelona marathon (2:08.16) on international marathon debut.
“I will be trying my best to take the title because I have been training well and nothing will stop me from taking the honours,” said Kangogo in his Mororia Village.
Early this year, Kangogo finished second at the inaugural Eldoret City marathon behind his training mate Elkana Yego.
With his athletics career stunning way back in Kericho, Kangogo came to limelight during Kass Marathon. The same day he won the race, his wife Ndiema claimed Turin marathon title as the family struck double gold.
The runner who has nurtured budding athletes like Leonard Barsoton picked a nagging knee injury that kept him out of competition for about two years but he says he is back in action.
“My brother finished second last year but I want to improve on that. My training has been fruitful and it will be great if I take the title now that it has been a while since I won in ant competition,” added Kangogo.
The race is scheduled for this Sunday to conserve Chemususu Dam that serves Nakuru town with water and the neighboring homestead