ATHLETICS

Lisbon Half marathon: Joseph Ebuya to make headline

Joseph Ebuya is well remembered when he ended a long wait for Kenyan runners to win a medal at the IAAF world cross country championships in Bydgoszcz in Poland.

The Turkana born runner won the world title in 2010, which was 11 years of waiting for the title to be won Kenyan runner since the current national Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) Paul Tergat had last won in 1999 at Belfast, United Kingdom.

After quitting track for road running, Ebuya will be taking on Lisbon marathon this year.

The former 3,000m World Athletics Final silver medalist said he wants to take to the world again for the challenge in Portugal’s capital on March 11th.

“I have been preparing very well and come that day, I want to prove my running prowess. I have been out for long but I want to do my best at Lisbon,” said the 2006 world junior 10,000m silver medalist.

Coming from a running family that includes world 10,000m bronze medalist Alice Aprot, Ebuya restored the Kenyan confidence of winning the Bydgoszcz title.

“That race brought me to the limelight and from that time, my name became a household name. Through that, I will be trying my best to rekindle my career,” added the 2006 world junior 5,000m bronze medalist.

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