National 100m record holder mark otieno (L) powers past Ferdinand Omanyala during the second leag of Track and field series at Moi, Kasarani. ERICK BARASA

Central Rift region will mount an assault for the national title through Robert Kiprop, the winner of the 2021 Discovery Cross Country Championships in the men’s senior race. Nicholas Kimeli, Rodgers Kwemoi, Emmanuel Bor, Titus Kiprotich and Alex Kibet are included in the list.  

Daisy Cherotich, Eva Cherono, Eunice Chebichi, Viola Lagat, Agnes Chebet and Betty Chepkemboi will be in the Centra Rift’s women’s 10km team.

North Rift will have Michael Kibet, Enus Keles, Emmanuel Ruto, Edward Kibet and Robert Krop in their men’s team while Irene Cheptai, Daisy Kimeli, Lilian Chemwono, Sharon Kemboi, Lilian Chebii and Vicotty Chepngeno in the women’s team.

Athletics rich South Rift men’s team will be represented by Edwin Bett, 2019 national champion Amos Kirui, Bernard kipkemboi, Nicholas Kosimbei, Leonard kipkirui and Vincent Rono while their women counterpart will consist of world under-20 5000m champion Beatrice Chebet, Jackline Rotich, Mercy Chepkorir, Jackline Chepngeno and Iveleen Chepkemoi.

The 2018 Africa Youth Olympics 1,500m champion Nickson Lesiyia who has transitioned to senior races will be in charge of Southern Region men’s team alongside Alexander Mutiso, who finished fourth at Valencia Half Marathon in December, Bernard Musau, the 2018 Youth Olympics 3,000m champion Jackson Kavesa, Emmanuel Lemama and Stephen Mwendwa.

The Southern Region women’s team will have Agnes Mumbua, Cecilia Wayua, Lucy Muli, Christine Ndanu, Pauline Mbithe and Nundu.

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