Former world junior 1,500m champion Jonathan Sawe has set his focus to representing the country at the IAAF World Championships in Doha Qatar in September.
After missing out to represent the country at the All Africa Games in Rabat Morocco in August, Sawe will be targeting a medal to replicate what he did at his youthful stage.
The former world Youth 1,500m bronze medalist won the 1,500m title during the Central Rift Athletics Championships to book for the national championships where Athletics Kenya will be selecting a team to represent the nation at the world championships.
“This will be my time in seniors. I want to run my best and represent the country again. I finished third at the national championships for morocco team hence missing the chance because they were picking two athletes but I want to come back in full swing for Doha championships. It will be my time to represent Kenya again after missing the All Africa Games ticket,” said Sawe.
Sawe from Rosa Associati timed 3:48.05 ahead of Isaac Kipkoech (3:49.1) and Soget’s 3:49.4.
“It has been my dream to compete for Kenya again and this will be my time,” said Jepketer Sawe.
In 1,500m women, Qualine Kiprop, who is part of the All Africa Games bound team will be wearing national colours for the first time will be chasing another slot to run for the country.
On Saturday, she led a host of top athletes to win the race in 4:22.05 ahead of Viola Lagat (4:27.05) and Josephine Wanjiku.
“I want to represent the country in two championships for this nation. I have had a good run this season and I want to represent the country with such big championships. As my first time in Kenya, I want to make a difference at the two championships,” said Kiprop from Nandi