At 19 years old, Kenya’s Japhet Korir became the youngest senior men’s champion in the history of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships when he won the event this past March in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The humble Korir, who turned 20 on June 30, was not aware he was the youngest to have won the race. On the finish line, Korir showed his excitement with the news, “Ah okay!! I didn’t know I have the record.” Minutes before, he had floored defending champion Imane Merga of Ethiopia in spectacular style. Korir, who announced his desire to compete in the 5000m event for the World Athletics Championships, will have to be at his best when Kenya holds her national championships and trials in June and July. In the past, Kenya has produced even greater athletes in that distance. In order for Korir to make it on the Kenyan team for Moscow, he Read More
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