BY MUIGAI KIGURU
Commonwealth Games silver medallist Stephen Chemlany has now laid his focus on the 2015 World Cross Country Championships set for China in March.
Chemlany, fresh from finishing third at the 2014 Shanghai Marathon, said: “My plans for this year are over and the two months remaining are for my recovery as I prepare for the cross country season with an aim of making the Kenya team to the World Championships.”
He observed that 2014 has been a good year. “So far, I have no complains. I started in Seoul , where I finished second, the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (silver) and then the 2014 Shanghai Marathon (third) ,” said Chemlany, an alumnus of Kenyatta University.
He said he is not new to cross country since that is what he has been doing mostly at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA championships) in the United States of America where he studied computer science.
Chemlany said he is currently doing his recovery training in Ngong and in his home area of Sabaot where he also has a camp hosting about 30 runners.
With the doping saga surrounding fellow marathoner Rita Jeptoo, Chemlany observed: “I am one of the anti-doping advocates in the country and I would like us to eradicate the menace. “It’s very sad for Rita and I am hoping that we bring the culprits to the book and as well get to the bottom of the issue,” added Chemlany, who is a member of the Rosa Associati management.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke