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Daniel Simiu to make his debut at Sirikwa Classic

Daniel Ebenyo Simiu speaks during the SIrikwa Classic presser held at the Boma Inn hotel on Friday 2, 2024 in Eldoret, Usain Gishu County. Photo by Sirikwa X-Country
Daniel Ebenyo Simiu speaks during the SIrikwa Classic presser held at the Boma Inn hotel on Friday 2, 2024 in Eldoret, Usain Gishu County. Photo by Sirikwa X-Country

World 10,000m silver medalist Daniel Simiu Ebenyo will make his debut in the 10km senior men at the third edition of the Sirikwa Classic, a World Athletics Tour-Gold series, scheduled for tomorrow at the Lobo Village in Kapseret, Uasin Gishu County.

The 28 year-old who is also the Commonwealth Games 10,000m silver medallist, who says he is ever ready for any challenge that comes before him, will face-off with former World Half marathon record holder, Kibiwott Kandie, the 2016 Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion, Conseslus Kipruto, World U20 Cross Cross Country champion Ishmael Kirui and the 2014 Africa 1500m bronze medallist, Ronald Kwemoi.

“My first time to participate at Sirikwa Cross Country, as the season goes on we are hopeful it shall be productive. I am not sure if I will take part at the World Cross Country we shall see about that later after discussing it with my manager”, said Simiu. 

Simiu who is also targeting to be included in Olympics team which has never won any Olympic Games sincve Naftali Temu won the gold medal for Kenya in 1968, will be hopeful of a podium top finish as he plans on how to execute his plans for the coming championships.

“In running there is no magic you have to work hard for what you want, I am not scared of competition, you get what you worked for,” he concluded.

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  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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