A bulk of Team Kenya athletes taking part in the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, will compete in the World Road Running Championships in Riga Latvia from September 30 to October 1, 2023.

The team will be led by multiple world record holder Faith Kipyegon, who will lead the women’s elite squad in the road mile. She will have the company of Nelly Chepchichir and world 3,000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – AUGUST 22: Faith Kipyegon of Team Kenya reacts after winning the Women’s 1500m Final during day four of the World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023 at National Athletics Centre on August 22, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for World Athletics)

Kipyegon, who holds world records in 1500m, 5,000 and the mile and Chepchirchir are flying Kenya’s flag in 1,50Om while Chepkoech is in Budapest to run the women’s 3000m steeplechase.

DOHA, QATAR – SEPTEMBER 30: Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya celebrates winning gold in the Women’s 3000 metres Steeplechase final during day four of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 30, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

The men’s Road Mile will feature former world 1500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot, Abel Kipsang and Reynold Cheruiyot.

BELGRADE, SERBIA – MARCH 19: Abel Kipsang of Team Kenya competes in the Men’s 1500m heats during day two of the World Athletics Indoor Championships at Belgrade Arena on March 19, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The 5km race will comprise Jacob Krop, Nicholas Kimeli and Cornelius Kemboi, all of whom are featuring in the 5,000m

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: (L-R) Bronze medalist Jacob Krop of Team Kenya, Cornelius Kemboi of Team Kenya and silver medalist Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli of Team Kenya celebrate following the Men’s 5000m Final on day nine of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium on August 06, 2022 on the Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

here in Budapest while Carolyn Nyaga, Beatrice Chebet  and Lilian Kasait will form the women’s 5km team.

Olympic champion Peris Jepchirchir will lead the half marathon squad alongside Irene Khamais who placed fourth in the women’s 10,000m. Others are Margaret Chelimo who will fly Kenya’s flag in the women’s 5,000m, Catherine Reline and Janeth Chepng’etich.

Team Kenya squad
Road Mile Women’s Elite

  1. Faith Kipyegon
  2. Nelly Chepchirchir
  3. Beatrice Chepkoech

Road Mile Men’s Elite

  1. Timothy Cheruiyot
  2. Abel Kipsang
  3. Reynold Cheruiyot

5 KM Women’s Elite

  1. Carolyn Nyaga
  2. Beatrice Chebet
  3. Lilian Kasait

5 KM Men’s Elite

  1. Jacob Krop
  2. Nicholas Kimeli
  3. Cornelius Kemboi

Half Marathon Women’s Elite

  1. Peris Jepchirchir
  2. Irene Kamais
  3. Catherine Reline
  4. Margaret Chelimo
  5. Janeth Chepngetich

Half Marathon Men’s Elite

  1. Bernard Kibet
  2. Alexander Mutiso
  3. Sabastian Sawe
  4. Daniel Simiu 
  5. Charles Langat



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