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Top British athlete heads home after training

Monday January 26 2009

By DAVID MACHARIA

Top British athlete, Mohammed Farah, has concluded his two months high altitude training in the country and now looks forward to tackling the European indoor season with vigour.

Farah said he was excited to have had so many training partners during his stint at Kaptagat and Iten in Keiyo district.

He spoke to the Daily Nation during the 16th edition of the annual Discovery Kenya cross country championship held at the Eldoret Sports Club at the weekend.

Among those he trained with include former world 5000 metres champion Benjamin Limo and Micah Kogo.

"It is funny that here you find so many people training in the morning and you always have people to train with”, he said.

His first indoor assignment in Glascow on January 31. His major assignment will be on February 15 when he will compete in the trials to pick the Brtish team to the world indoor championships.

A week later he will be at the Birmingham where other top athletes including Kenya’s sports woman of the year Pamela Jelimo and Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia will also be running.

Meanwhile, Isaac Arusei withstood winday, humid conditions and strong opponents to win the inaugural Nyahururu Elite Cross Challenge held at Kwa-Nguku in Nyarururu at the weekend.

Selected results:

Junior women; 1.Virginia Nyambura 21:10.3 (2) Miriam Muthoni 21:32.5 (3) Pauline Iyapan 21:40.0 (4) Jane Wanja 21:47.7 (5) Mary Wangechi 21:49.0 (6) Alice Aprot 22:02.4. Junior men (1) Paul Mutero 24:37 (2) Beranrd Mureithi 24:45.4 (3) Edward Waweru 24:54.8 (4) --25:06.4 (5) Martin Ndungu 25:11.39 (6) David Maina 25:12.9. Senior women (1) Rahab Ndungu 28:27.1 (2) Milicent Gathoni 28:38.7 (3) Ann Wanjiru 28:58.3 (4) Rose Kangogo 29:17.2 (5) Monica Wangare 29:57.6 (6) Jane Kangara 30:14.6 Senior men (1) Isaac Arusei 37:13.6 (2) Linus Maiyo 37:35.0 (3) Bernard Waweru 38:06.8 (4) John Korir 38:14.9 (5) Bernard Mbugua 38:21.7 (6) J. Kiragu 38:23.3.

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