Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kisa out to break Rift dominance

The junior women’s 6km race will for the first time in three years miss Mercy Cherono. But this doesn’t mean that the absence of the world cross country junior women champion, has weakened Kenya’s team and chances to successfully defend both the individual and team titles.

While Cherono has graduated to the senior cadre and won the African title, the charge for glory in Spain will be led by Purity Cherotich, the World Cross Country silver medallist.

There are also the fresh legs of Janet Kisa, who is keen to establish herself while fourth finisher in last year’s race, Faith Chepng’etich, will be seeking to make amends for her loss in Bydgoszcz, Poland.