NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan Lucy Kabuu who has shaken off her
injury is eyeing to win the Nagoya marathon next month
to redeem her career.
previously had her camp pitched in Japan, holds a
personal best time of 2:19:34 and has been training in
Nairobi’s Ngong area. She is certain she will be ready
for the assignment on March 11.
old first returned to action last year in Tokyo marathon
but failed to finish as she suffered a recurrence of her
niggling injuries. Prior to her performance last year,
Kabuu had not raced for two years as she was nursing her
But with a
fast time of 2:19:34 she remains the fastest on paper,
although that time was achieved six years ago.
“It has been
hard on me balancing family and training. The injuries
have been a constant problem to my development, but I
have overcome them. For the last one year, I have stayed
injury free and focused on reconditioning my body back
to my best form,” said Kabuu, Friday in Nairobi.
“I want to
give it all my best in Nagoya. It will mean a lot to me
if I win.” Kabuu will face stiff challenge from
compatriot Valary Jemeli (2:20:53) and Flomena Cheyech
home contingent is headed by Sairi Maeda (2:22:48), Rei
Ohara (2:23:20) and Mao Kiyota (2:23:47). Other notable
entrants include Bahrain’s Merima Hasen (2:23:06) and
Ethiopia’s Meskerem Assefa (2:24:18).