By Peter Ochieng’
Athletes have stepped up training at Chepkoilel University College in Eldoret ahead of the National Championships.
They were on Tuesday putting final touches on their training to start their journey to Nairobi for the Nationals this weekend and Olympic Games trials next week.
The North Rift region is reputed for the production of most world beaters in athletics.
Coaches were on Tuesday busy giving instructions to both athletes.
The cold and sunny weather in the region has also given the athletes a conducive atmosphere for training.
Most athletes appeared to be in an upbeat mood despite the strong challenges and competition from the ever increasing numbers of athletes.
“I am glad that I will do it for Kenyans. The training is good and we will make the country proud during the competition,” two times marathon world champion Abel Kirui said.
Kirui was among international stars who are training at Chepkoilel University College. They concluded the training session on Tuesday.
Kirui added: “The two days practice has improved our speed and I appeal to my colleagues to work extra hard so that we don’t let our country down”.
He also congratulated Athletics Kenya officials for giving him a chance to represent Kenya in the Olympic Games.
“I really thank the officials and I want to assure them that this time round things will be different,” he said.
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