Former world champ Murigi favourite in Meru
World Mountain Running champion from 2017 Lucy Murigi will be a star attraction during Mount Kenya Mountain Running championships slated for February 22 in Meru.
Murigi said she is focused for the event though it will be a big challenge and hoping to be in good shape before the competition.
“I will also be competing as a way of training and gauging myself and also teaching as well as showing young ones and onlookers on how to run on mountain,” said Murigi.
Murigi was not sure about future prospects when she started doing the event until she won a two gold and silver medals and made her name known worldwide.
In 2014 with support from her management and coach she travelled to Italy for her first attempt in a mountain running competition and managed a silver medal.
However, it was impossible for her to compete at the 2015 and 2016 editions due to lack of support.
“I started running on the mountains in Austria in 2014 and after competing in several local races, I realised I had the talent.
The same year, my management decided that I should represent Kenya at the World Mountain Running Championships in Casette di Massa, Italy in 2014,” said Murigi.
During the 2017 world event held in Premana, Italy she won her first gold and later finished first in another competition in Spain.
Kenya joined the World Mountain Running Association in 2014 and since then, there has been steady growth in the event.