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Masters set for Eldoret cross country battle

Top masters runners will be competing for the inaugural Athletics Kenya Masters Cross country championships set for April 27th in Eldoret.

Led by Athletics Kenya Masters secretary Rose Tata, the veteran athletes will be showcasing their talents at the championships in Eldoret, the first one of it’s on in the country ahead of 2020 Toronto world masters championships.

“During the launch, masters secretary Rose Tata Muya said the championships has given life to those athletes who lost hope after retiring from active sports.

“This is another avenue for retired athletes to get back into the competition. Some have been languishing but the introduction of masters by Athletics Kenya is a recommendable move,” said Tatar.

Inaugural captain for Perth masters championships John Njahi as well as Truphosa Chemutai who won silver at world masters in Perth, Australia and Benson Cheruiyot, the half marathon bronze medalist in Perth too.

Chemutai said she has been training in Nandi County ahead of the championships.

“I have been in two teams, the world masters and Africa Masters where I have been competing in what I used to do while a young girl,” said 51 year old runner from Kapsabet.

The same words were echoed by Cheruiyot, 41, the cycling founder in North rift region.

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