Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
FOUR MORE AFRICAN STARS FOR CAPE RACE
Kenyan distance runner Michael Kipyego, seen here winning the 2012 Tokyo Marathon, is in the field for the Cape Town One Run
The elite men’s field was again bolstered on Monday, with another four African athletes confirmed for the inaugural FNB OneRun race in Cape Town.
Kenyan Daniel Salel, the 10 000m silver medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and compatriots Michael Kipyego, who won the 2012 Tokyo Marathon, and John Kemboi Cheruiyot, who holds a 13:01.64 personal best over 5 000m, were all included in the line-up for next month’s 12km race, along with Ugandan athlete Timothy Toroitich.
They would join a strong international field after four other elite runners were named earlier this month, including former World Championships 10 000m bronze medallist Moses Masai, three-time Commonwealth Games champion Moses Kipsiro, Kenyan Emmanuel Bett and Ethiopian junior 10 000m record holder Yigrem Demelash.
The world-class international line-up would face a strong local contingent, organisers confirmed, including in-form SA 5 000m record holder Stephen Mokoka, versatile athlete Elroy Gelant, marathon specialist Lusapho April and Gladwin Mzazi.
An impressive women’s field had already been confirmed, with multiple world champion Vivian Cheruiyot, former World Championships 10 000m gold medallist Linet Masai and 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Doris Changeywo all set to toe the line in the Windy City.
The trio were expected to face a full-strength domestic line-up including Mapaseka Makhanya, Rene Kalmer, twin sisters Lebo and Lebogang Phalula, and Nolene Conrad.