Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
LINET MASAI TO RACE IN CAPE TOWN
Linet Masai after defending her title at the New York Mini 10km race in 2011 (photo credit: PACE Sports Management)
Two more elite Kenyan athletes have been added to the women’s field for the inaugural FNB OneRun 12km race in Cape Town next month.
Linet Masai, the 2009 world 10 000m champion, and 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Doris Changeywo were confirmed in the line-up on Monday, joining compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot who was announced last month.
The trio were expected to face a full-strength domestic line-up including the likes of Mapaseka Makhanya, Rene Kalmer, twin sisters Lebo and Lebogang Phalula, and Nolene Conrad, among others.
“The signing of Cheruiyot, Masai and Changeywo indicates we are serious about putting on a world class event in South Africa and setting the standard in this country’s road running,” said Michael Meyer of race promoters Stillwater Sports.
“It is important that our athletes get the opportunity to race the world’s best at home as this will enable them to post faster times which should open doors for them internationally.”
The OneRun race, which also boasts a world-class men’s field, will be held on May 17.