Jebitok, the first Kenyan on track at World Indoor in Belgrade

Africa under 20 1,500m silver medalist Ednah Jebitok is set to double her medal tally at the World Athletics Indoor Championships that will be staged in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Olympic games 1,500m finalists will be on track at 14:20 in her first race in 1,500m heats before competing in the competing in the 3,000m final at 22:25.

The World under 18 1,500m silver medalist has had her final preparations at the Kipchoge Keino stadium in Eldoret, the Kapsabet said her preparations have been going on well for the Indoors as part of her preparations for the world championships in Oregon, USA as well as Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Great Britain.

“This will be an eye opener for me for the world championships. My training and preparations have been good all through ” said Jebitok.

Athletics Kenya picked the 21-year old last week to represent the country at the championships, which she says is a good challenge for her and good for endurance.

“With my time, I want to ensure that I improve when my time comes for the world championships. Right now I have 4:03 in the 1,500m and 8:45 in the 3,000m. After world indoors I want to do well to earn a slot in both the Commonwealth Games and the World championships,” she said, adding that she is trying her best to train on speed and I have faith that by the time of competition I will be ready.” Added Jebitok.

Jebitok was among top athletes that were selected by Athletics Kenya last week to chase the titles that include Africa 100m record holder Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala, who will run in 60m, world 2x2x400m relay team silver medalist Naomi Korir (800m), two time world indoor 800m champion Collins Kipruto (800m), Eglay Nalianya (800m), world under 20 800m bronze medalist Noah Kibet (800m), Africa under 20 5,000m silver medalist Jacob Krop (3,000m), world cross country junior champion Beatrice Chebet (3,000m), all-time runner Daniel Simiu Ebenyo (3,000m) and Olympian Abel Kipsang in 1,500m.

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