Kenya's Chemutai returns from injury, targeting Houston Half Marathon title

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-06 21:08:04|Editor: ZX
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NAIROBI, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Half Marathon champion Fancy Chemutai has recovered from the ankle injury she sustained last year, and will be up challenging for honors at the Houston Half Marathon on Jan. 20.

Chemutai, the second fastest woman in history, leads top fields in Houston as she pushes for another top finish and boosts her chance of making the Kenya team to the World Championships.

Last year, Chemutai, 23, missed the world record held by compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei when she won in Dubai clocking 64:52.

However, that push had taken a toll on her body as she injured her knee, which has kept her out of competition for almost six months.

"It is a challenge for me in Houston but when I say I am back, it means I have gauged myself. I will still fight for the medals. I am progressively returning to full fitness."

"I have sat down with my coach and I believe I have a chance to race again," said Chemutai, who currently trains in Iten.