World half-marathon champion to lead the TCS World 10K, Bengaluru,World half-marathon champion to lead the TCS World 10K, Bengaluru

first_imgPeres Jepchirchir, world half-marathon champion Published on × April 19, 2016 people Peres Jepchirchir, world half-marathon champion, will lead the field at the TCS World 10K, Bengaluru on May 15.Procam International on Tuesday said the list of international elite athletes have confirmed to run the TCS World 10K. The elite field of athletes include World half-marathon female champion, Peres Jepchirchir, Gladys Chesir who has the record for the fastest 10K for a woman, clocking 30:41 at the Berlin 10K, defending World 10K champion Mosinet Geremew and former World Record holder in the marathon, Patrick Makau.Amongst the women, the 22-year-old Jepchirchir, produced one of the biggest surprises of 2016 when she captured the world title at the IAAF World Half Marathon championships in Cardiff in March, catapulting herself to the forefront of the world road running stage. That victory over several better established runners has given the rising star a necessary confidence boost that she relishes as she prepares for debut in racing in India.“I don’t think [being a world champion] will add a lot of pressure but it will surely be more challenging. My career and experience has taught me that if you feel confident in your training you cannot fear the other runners, but you must simply give your best,” shared, the young Kenyan who is also aiming for an Olympic spot on her national running team in the 10,000m and is hoping to use her outing in Bengaluru as a good gauge of her ability. SHARE SHARE EMAIL Peres Jepchirchir, world half-marathon champion sport SHARE 0 COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img

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