Lily Murgor will be chasing maiden win at this weekend’s Athletics Kenya national Track and Field championships set for Nyeri’s Ruringu stadium from Friday morning.
Murgor, who first competed at the national championships last year when A.K was selecting the national team for Africa Senior Athletics championships in Asaba, Nigeria, the Keiyo based runner said she performed poorly but she expects to perform well this year as she plans to represent the country in the forthcoming world championships in Doha, Qatar.
The brilliant athlete who quit acting and barmaid said her ill preparedness cost her but this time, she is ready for the battle.
“I want to make a mark in athletics and represent the country at the world championships. During Africa national trials, I was ill prepared and I completed the race in a stupid manner event up to now, I can’t remember the position I was in but my focus this year is to ensure I do my best on track,” said Murgor.
The athlete who was nurtured by her cousin and former world half marathon record holder Florence Kiplagat, said she has had two good months to prepare for the race after failing to make the cut into the world cross country championships held on 30th March in Aarhus, Denmark.
“I missed a chance to represent Kenya at the world cross country but I want to try and make it for world championships. The two months effort, after competing at national cross country championships held in Eldoret, I have put in wont go to waste,” said Murgor on Wednesday after morning run in Kaptagat.
Under the guidance of coach Richard Metto based at Global Sports Communication, Murgor used to act secondary school set books when she was employed by Theatrics Arts Ensamble.
She started her career when she finished 10th at the 2018 Standard Chattered 10km race before ending the year in 19th position at Kass 10km race hoping for better results on Saturday.
“Training in Iten was hectic because I used to pay for my bills but after joining training camp, I am enjoying so many services like massage, food, good training programme, the coach is there and top athletes who gives me challenges so I have to prove the mantle,” concluded Murgor.
Source: The Star