Newly crowned Cape Town 12km road race champion Daniel Simiu Ebenyo will highlight the Valencia 10km road race set for next month in Spain, targeting his top performance as part of endurance ahead of World Indoor Championships.
Ebenyo said that the January 9th 2022 race will kick-start his 2022 journey that is congested with many races across the world that includes the world championships, Commonwealth among other races.
“Making my debut in the race will be great and my preparation is going on well with hopes of running a good race with best results,” said Ebenyo, the inaugural Nakuru City Half marathon champion.
Fresh from finishing second at the Athletics Kenya Sotik Cross Country championships, the Iten based runner earned a slot to compete at the race following the cancellation of Corrida de Houilles 10km, the race he won in 2019 with a course record of 27:12.
“I was set to defend my Corrida de Houilles race but it was canceled due to the coronavirus that is ravaging in France. But human’s health is better than running,” said Ebenyo.
The race that was to be held last weekend had been called off where Ebenyo was prepared to run and defend his title where he set his personal best and just like last year, it was called off.
“Even if I don’t win or get my personal best, I want to run my best. That is my target that will mark my 2022 season with the aim of competing at the World Indoor Games where I will begin my journey at Manchester, competing in the 3,000m,” he said.
After finishing second at the Sotik cross country, he said if he will be selected to compete for Kenya at the World Cross Country Tour in Eldoret on 12th February will be an achievement.
“For now my focus is different but if called upon by Athletics Kenya to run for the country I will be happy to do so,” he added