Kenya’s Cherono eyes world marathon title

Nairobi, Dec 20 (IANS) Former Berlin marathon champion Gladys Cherono of Kenya is keen to secure a slot in the Kenya team to the World Championships after she recovered from a career threatening injury.

Cherono, 33, has finally been able to shake off her lower back injury that ruled her out of the Chicago marathon in October, reported Xinhua.

Speaking on Monday after a local cross country meeting in Machakos she said her target was to get into shape and focus on the Spring marathons next year starting in March.

“I may compete at the Tokyo or London marathon. My team has not settled on which race to take because they are monitoring how I regain my fitness after a long injury layoff,” Cherono said.

“I have every hope that I will make the team to the world championships in London in August and represent Kenya in the marathon race,” she said. This was her first race since March.

–IANS

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