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Inzzi cuts weight

By Vision Reporter

Added 15th March 2009 03:00 AM

COMMONWEALTH steeplechase champion Dorcus Inzikuru is confident she is a few months away from the shape and form that made her the best over 3000m four years ago.

COMMONWEALTH steeplechase champion Dorcus Inzikuru is confident she is a few months away from the shape and form that made her the best over 3000m four years ago.

By Swalley Kenyi

COMMONWEALTH steeplechase champion Dorcus Inzikuru is confident she is a few months away from the shape and form that made her the best over 3000m four years ago.

“I am determined to run again on the international circuit. I’m working hard to be in the right shape before I go to Italy. I know God will do it for me,” Inzikuru said on phone from her training base in Eldoret, Kenya.

Inzikuru (picture right) said the fact that she has lost a few kilogrammes indicates that she is getting her right form back after pregnancy. “I am conditioning my body; feels much lighter now. I am close to my right weight.”

In 2005, Inzikuru ended Uganda’s 23-year wait for an athletics world title, winning the inaugural women’s 3000m steeplechase at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

She set a new African record of 9:15.04 before winning the Commonwealth title in 2006.

She gave birth to Emmanuela on December 28, 2007 but in her absence, a new African record of 9:07.41 and world record of 8:58.81 were set by her rivals.

On taking off time to give birth, the 26-year-old “Arua Gazelle” said: “I did everything I did with advice from people who know.”

“My target remains another medal and God willing I will have it,” she added. She will switch her training camp to Italy later in the year.

Inzikuru gauged herself at the Pan Africa Meet at Namboole in June last year but was clearly over-weight.

She was overlapped twice in the 5000m race by Dorcus Chesang, who went on to smash her national junior 16:05.00 record by a second.

* National trials.
Selected winners
Women
400m
E.Nanziri (KIU) 55.9
800m
C.Chemutai (Lugazi) 2:17.2
5000m
R.Cherop (Lugazi) 17:19.8
Men
100m
P.Komakech (Mdejje) 10.6
800m C.Ongilo (UPDF) 1:50.1
10000m
Kiprop (Prisons) 29:58.5

EMILY Nanziri dominated the first national track and field trials at Namboole stadium on Saturday, posting an impressive 55.9 seconds in the womens 400m, adds Norman Katende. The Kampala International University sprinter was on a high, also winning the 100m and 200m.
The next event on the athletics calendar is the Justin Arop memorial in Gulu on April 11.

Inzzi cuts weight

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