82 year old Chepkwony set for masters cross country title

At 82 John Chepkwony will be trying his luck when he gets to the field to compete for the inaugural Athletics Kenya Masters cross country meeting in Eldoret on 27thApril at Eldoret National Polytechnic.

The Ziwa born man will be running in the age bracket of 81-100 said his focus is not just to compete at the national cross country championships but to cut a ticket into the world athletics masters set for Toronto, Canada next year.

“My dream is to compete at the world masters championships in 8km. I have been training well and I want to lift the national title as I focus on world events. I train 6km a day, 3km in the morning and 3km in the evening just to ensure I keep fit,” said Chepkwony.

During the launch, masters secretary Rose Tata Muya said the championships has given life to those athletes who lost hope after retiring from active sports.

“This is another avenue for retired athletes to get back into the competition. Some have been languishing but the introduction of masters by Athletics Kenya is a recommendable move,” said Tata.

Source: The Star Newspaper

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