Kipsiro, Somikwo Battle In Morocco

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Ugandas duo of Moses Kipsiro and Ben Somikwo will take part in Moroccos Safi Half Marathon on Sunday.



Uganda's duo of Moses Kipsiro and Ben Somikwo will take part in Morocco's Safi Half Marathon on Sunday.

Kipsiro who won gold in the 10,000m race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland and Somikwo are expected to use the season opening event to prepare ahead of several races this year.


They will battle against Kenya's world marathon champion Rose Chelimo and 2017 world-leading half marathon runner Abraham Cheroben. Somikwo holds half marathon best time of 1:01:12 run in Reims, France, in 2015.


A more formidable challenge may come from the Ethiopian quartet of Terefa Debela, Gizachew Hailu, Birhan Nebebew and Getaneh Molla.


The fastest of those is Debela, who came close to cracking the 60-minute barrier when the 19-year-old ran 1:00:22 to finish second at the Istanbul Half Marathon in April.