Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mutai and Masai take Kenyan CC Worlds trials

IAAF reports
Those who will head to the the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria, Spain on 20 March will not witness any reigning champion in all four races.

This was after aspirations the of Joseph Ebuya (senior men), Emily Chebet (senior women), Caleb Mwangangi (junior men) and Mercy Cherono (junior women) were collectively buried in the scrap heap of the forcefully competed 19th IAAF Permit/KCB National Cross Country Championships on Saturday (19).

In their stead, Geoffrey Mutai (senior men), Linet Masai (senior women), teen sensation, Isaiah Kiplagat Koech (junior men) and unheralded Janet Kisia (junior women) scaled the limelight.

If there was any other further proof needed that the Kenyan selection event for the World Cross is tougher than the event itself, what transpired at Nairobi’s Uhuru Gardens in three hours rests that argument - for good.