irobi, Sep 13: Kenya’s former world half marathon champion Gladys Cherono will not defend her Berlin marathon crown on September 25. Instead, Cherono is polishing up her skills in training as she targets a new challenge to compete at the Chicago marathon in October.
The 33-year-old became the first woman to win both the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres at the African Championships in 2012 and has been on a steady rise in the road race ever since, reports Xinhua.
Having won the World Half Marathon in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2013, she gave up the chance to defend her crown in Cardiff, Wales in March to focus on the London marathon.
Although she never won in London and lost her quest to compete at the Olympics for Kenya, she believes she still has what it takes to win big city marathons.
“It is always important to plan for your races and I believe my magement have secured me another race and it will not be in Berlin,” she said on Monday. IANS