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Kimitei ready to shine at Kenya Prisons Cross Country championships

Less than a  month after winning the Iten Gender Based Violence 10km road race, former First Lady half marathon champion Wilfred Kimitei will highlight the Prisons’ Kenya Cross Country championships that will be staged this today at the Kenya Prisons Head Quarters in Ruiru.

Kimitei, who said he is a track athlete said he has never won any cross country title but the championships will be a turn-out for him and a win will add value in his career that spans for about ten years.

“I have never won this championships but am praying that I win so that I make it to team kenya for the world cross country Tour. This is my prayer,” said Kimitei.

Kimitei who won the inaugural Ziwa 10km road race said the race will also be part of his endurance in preparations for both World Championships as well as Commonwealth Games.

“This is a busy year for as track athletes and I want to reclaim my position back after dominating in yester years where I was on top before I picked an injury,” said Kimitei.

The Iten based runner finished 11th at the Lisbon half marathon where he finished 11th second when Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo broke the world record.

“I will be competing for the Prisons’ head quarters, which is an advantage for me. With track coming soon, I want to take that advantage to secure good results,” he said.

Kimitei has been dominating road races like 5km, 10km and half marathon and track events, competing in both 5,000m and 10,000m.

“With busy calendar, I want to try my best on track and cut into the Commonwealth Games and World championships team, which will highlight my career. It will be a dream come true if I will cut into the team and win a medal for the country at the championships,” he said

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