James Magut targets Tuskys X- Country title on return

Recovering from calf muscle injury, former Commonwealth Games 1,500m champion James Magut will be working his way to win the Tuskys cross country championships set for this Sunday in Eldoret as winners are set to drive home brand new vehicle.

The 2014 Commonwealth winner will be chasing the title in men’s 10km race in a crowded field in the annual cross country meeting at Huruma Grounds, Uasin Gishu County.

Norah Jeruto wins senior women’s 10km race. Photo: Alington Simwa

“I will try my best though I am not very fit. I have been out for long and I wish to win the title on home soil,” said Magut.

But focus will be on siblings former Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion Norah Jeruto and her sister Daisy Jepkemei, the Africa Junior 2,000m silver in a siblings rivalry.

Daisy Chepkemei clears the hurdle as her sister Norah Jeruto follows. Photo: Sabuni Khwa Sabuni

Jeruto out staged Jepkemei to claim the University of Eldoret (UoE) cross country championships last month.

Experienced Jeruto is the former world Youth 2,000m champion said her focus was to claim the title as part of her preparations for the world cross country championships set for March.

The 2012 World junior champion said running with her sister Jepkemei is an added advantage the fight will remain who will drive home.

Her sister Jepkemei was optimistic that she will have to set a good revenge against her sister who beat her at the UOE Cross Country last month.

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