Renju focused to bring glory from Mauritius

Fresh from winning the Lisbon Half marathon, Kenneth Kiprop Renju has set his focus to register good results at the Senior Africa Athletics Championships set for next month in Mauritius.

The national 10,000m champion, who will be making his debut in the Kenya team in his running career said that he will be chasing all avenues to secure good results at the continental showpiece that kicks off on 8th June to 12th June in the city of Reduit at the Cote d’Or national sports complex.

Coming from the road race after winning the Prague Half marathon in February, Kiprop went ahead to win the national championships cum trials to qualify for the continental slot.

“My aim is to run my best and get good results. I am coming from road running and I have had so many of them and this time, I want to do something on track, which I am sure will be successful,” said Kiprop.

Coming from Trans Nzoia County, the Kaptagat runner will be teaming up with Julius Kip Keino Classic, the World Athletics Continental gold tour 10,000m champion Julius Kipkwony, who was second at the national trials and season runner Paul Tanui.

“It has been a good season for me and I have had good results throughout. I started well this year and making the team was not easy and with such a slot, I have to use it well,” he added.

Last year, Kiprop closed the year with a win at the Baringo Half marathon when he won the 10km title in 30:13.05 after defending his 2020 title at 29:28.

“am a roadrunner as well as cross country and coming to the track, I want it to be successful too. This is a new venture and throughout my career, I always want to do my best,” he added.

On April 2nd this year, Kiprop won the Prague half marathon in 59:29 beating compatriots Philemon Kiplimo (59:33) to second and Mathew Kipkorir Kimeli (59:46) where Kenyan runners scooped top twelve positions.

After winning the national title, he went ahead to register another victory at the Lisbon half after timing 60:03 beating Ethiopian Mohamed Esa (61:00) and compatriot Elvis Kipchoge Cheboi (61:03).

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