Former Africa cross country champion Charles Mneira Yosei will be chasing a hat trick at the Kenya Prisons Service cross country championships set for this Saturday at the Prisons Staff Training College (KPTC) in Ruiru.
Yosei, who won the Nandi Athletics Kenya cross country championships won the 2020 and 2019 titles.
“I will be trying my best to defend my title, which is not easy but I will do my best,” said Muneira who represented the country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Following Thursday’s training, Yosei said he is ready for the battle that has attracted top cross country runners from the warden from across the country.
The 24 year old won last year’s title timing 30:47.50 head of Emmanuel Ngatuny in 31:01.72.
He said he is targeting to run for the country at the Africa Cross country championships in Lome, Togo.
“My target will be to run for the country at the Africa cross country championships,” added Mneira.
However, he will be chasing the title alongside Peter Emase , Thomas Longosiwa, Mangata Ndiwa as well as Wilfred Kimitei.
In women, defending champion Loice Chemining will battle former champion Africa cross country champion Alice Aprot , Celliphine Chespol Sandra Chebet, Lilian Kasait, and Rosemary Wanjiru.