Moraa set for Kip Keino Classic after Diamond League debut

Olympic Games 800m semifinalists Mary Moraa has set her focus for the 2021 World Athletics Continental Tour meeting to be staged at the Kasarani stadium.

Dubbed KipKeino Classic, the September 18th encounter will see top world track athletes converge at the facility to mark the end of the track and field season.

Moraa, who made her debut in Diamond League at Brussels meeting said she is gaining confidence in the two lap race.

The world under 18 400m silver medalist will be hoping to win at the KipKeino classic to add on her Palio Citta della Quercia in Rovereto title won late last month.

She said that after turning to 800m from her well established 400m, she has not gained enough experience but slowly, she will be on course for better results.

“It was a good experience competing in Diamond Leagues and because I have not gained much experience in the series I have hope of doing well in future,” said Moraa.

At the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, the World Athletics Continental Tour in Silesia, Poland, Moraa competed in 1,000m away from her usual 800m where she finished 10th position timing 2:39.47 in a race won by Great Britain’s Jemma Reekie in 2:35.47.

“In Silesia, I was looking for endurance to compete well in 800m and that is why I had to run 1,000m in Poland. Next will be competing on homeland and I have to try my best,” added Moraa.

“That was not my race, it was like endurance to shine better. I want to try my best at the Kip Keino Classic back home,” said Moraa.

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