Four Run-Fast elite athletes have been selected to compete for their National teams in the forthcoming IAAF World Half Marathon Championship to be held in Cardiff on the 26th March 2016.
The quartet (two men and two women), who have all learned of their selections in the past week, will be wearing the national colours of three different nationalities: Great Britain, Kenya and Uganda.
Among the four is Kenya’s Edwin Kipyego, whose winning time of 60:27 in last weekend’s CPC Loop den Hague (Netherlands) is currently the world’s fastest time for the half marathon in 2016.
The British athlete managed by Run-Fast is Rachel Felton, whose inclusion in the GB team was announced by British Athletics earlier this week. Understandably, Rachel was delighted at her selection: “I’m so excited! I’ve been running since I was 11, and my aim has always been to get a GB vest. It honestly feels like all the hard work has finally paid off.” Rachel ran the qualifying time at last year’s Cardiff Half Marathon, in which she was paced by Run-Fast athlete manager Tom Payn.
Representing Uganda will be Ben Siwa, the winner of that edition of the Cardiff Half in a personal best time of 62:07. Ben is looking forward to a strong performance on the same course at the end of March.
Completing the group is Paskalia Chepkorir, who will also be running for Kenya. Paskalia is a new signing for Run-Fast this year, and secured her place in the World Half team by winning the ASTA Casablanca 10km last weekend in a new course record of 31:14. As with the achievement of Edwin Kipyego in CPC, Paskalia’s time in Casablanca is also the world’s fastest time over the distance in 2016.
Away from the World Half Championships, Run-Fast’s most recent signing Pauline Kaveke Kamulu has been selected as Kenya’s team captain for this weekend’s 4th annual African Cross Country Championships in Yaoundé (Cameroon).