Sport
Kiprotich in UK for Sunday's Bupa Great Run
Publish Date: Jul 09, 2014
Kiprotich in UK for Sunday's Bupa Great Run
Kiprotich races in Moscow in 2014. Photos/Norman Katende
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Norman Katende

World and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich has an opportunity to reignite his winning ways this Sunday, when he takes part in the Great North Run in Gateshead in the UK.

Kiprotich, who failed in his efforts of bagging another win at both the 2013 New York Marathon and 2014 London Marathon (12th), has been entered in Sunday’s half marathon, with a main aim of trying to work on his speed and build his confidence ahead of his next marathon.

Kiprotich (far left) in Moscow

Kiprotich, who has been training in Kaptagat, will be competing against a host of elite runners, mostly those preparing for the Commonwealth Games like Derek Hawkins and Romania’s Marius Ionescu, , who also competed in the marathon event at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Though the race has little known runners, Kiprotich will have an opportunity to build his confidence over the half marathon mark, as he prepares for the 2014 Bupa Great North Run, due in New Castle September 7. Sunday’s race is a build up to the main event.

The race has some elite runners compeition

“It’s a stepping stone to the Bupa Great North Run for Stephen. He’ll get a feel of the atmosphere he can expect in September and he’ll get an opportunity to see the course,” sa.id a statement from the organiser

Last year event attracted world greats Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebreselassie, with double Olympic and World championships gold medallist Mo Farah.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
SC Villa: Uganda
The most successful club in Ugandan football Sports Club (SC) Villa has celebrated 40 years of existence after separating from Express FC....
Sepp Blatter gives up IOC seat
Under pressure FIFA leader Sepp Blatter on Monday gave up his International Olympic Committee seat....
AZAM FC are CECAFA Kagame Cup Champions
John Bocco`s early goal helped Azam FC secure their first ever CECAFA Kagame Cup title in Dar-es-Salaam....
Heathens win opening Rugby 7s Circuit
Heathens rugby 7s team whipped rivals Toyota Buffaloes 36-10 to win the opening circuit of the National 7s tournament at Makerere Grave Yard Ground on Saturday....
Basketball giant Ssaku out of Jr NBA League
Schools' Basketball giant Ssaku Secondary School suffered a 70-44 defeat against KISU Bucks in the play-off of the Jr.NBA Basketball League game at KISU....
WADA
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Sunday that it is "very alarmed" at new accusations of mass use of banned drugs in athletics and that an existing investigation would be extended....
Should faith based organisations be registered as Non-government organisations?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter