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Renowned steeplechase runner Kipsiele to run in France

The famous steeplechase runner from Bomet County, Paul Kipsiele Koech, is set to participate in his first ever half marathon race in France next week after quitting track races.

The bronze medalist who is famed after several wins in international competitions, has been out of active running for the last eight years.

The 40 year old star athlete, who spoke to the press in Bomet, had settled down to dairy farming in his Kapchepkoro home in Sotik Sub-County.

He is has now settled for marathon races, a move he believes is wise and is set to run his first ever half marathon in Semi Marathon meet in Beaujolais nouveau, West France on Sunday, November 21st.

The steeplechaser said he had set for the marathon after he started toughening up at his own Kipsiele Training Camp in his Sotik home.

Kipsiele attributed the switch to marathon to the 2008 national trials at the Nyayo National Stadium, during the selection of athletes who were to participate at the Beijing Olympics, where he was left out after falling down following a collision with a fellow athlete.

By Kipngeno Korir

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