World Half Marathon record holder Ruth Chepngetich says her next focus is on defending her Nagoya Women’s Marathon title in match after clinching the National Cross Country title on Saturday at the Kenya Prisons Training Coll...
Something you all don't know about Ruth is that she's probably the most motivated female Kenyan athlete out there. She's very competitive and is her own harshest critic who will beat herself up for coming short. She did not take well to missing the world record or DNFing at the worlds and Olympics. She's fearless and is always looking to throw down on the road because she believes she can win against anyone on their best day.
Last year's winner Ruth Chepngetich no longer listed in field for Sunday's Nagoya Women's Marathon. No announcement of her withdrawal on race site yet. Her absence would open up $250,000 prize for 1st. https://t.co/EHIv5nT7nW Earlier field announcement: https://t.co/U2NGvmnDts
Something you don’t know is anything that any other middle-aged white European couldn’t read from the same sources. Or anything written in Swahili. Or anything requiring one to have even the remotest connection to Kenya.
I just saw this. I can’t say I’m surprised, but I am pretty disappointed. I was hoping her constant string of injuries would improve after seeking treatment again for her ED recovery. Although, I know ED recovery is not linear.
If you look at her Strava she was running consistent 130 mile weeks without any down weeks, never cut back for any of her tune up races, trained through small illnesses… I can’t help but think she needs to fire her best friend Jon and get a coach that knows what they are doing or it’s a complete waste of her talent.