In this episode we look at the 3000m steeplechase. Kenyan athletes took over in the men’s event 1968 Olympics and have pretty much never let go of since. Failure to capture this title would no less than represent total disaster. The women’s event ion the other hand is far much younger, coming up at major championships only in the last decade or so and already with the likes of Milcah Chemos and Mercy Njoroge dominance in this event looks like it is becoming another all Kenyan affair
In the men’s race, this blogger expects the flamboyantEzekiel Kemboi to defend his crown but not without competition from the likes of Brimin Kipruto.
In the women’s race its very hard to look past the metronomically consistent Milcah Chemos, yet the last Diamond league event shows at the very leats sheell have to be on top form right the way through to the end
Next episode of this Daegu preview, I look at the long distance events and the marathon. Here we see a long standing rivalry between Kenya and Ethopia that has come to define the World Chamiponships, Olympis and ind eed any major track event with these participating nations since the 1980s.