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Kenya: Mary Moraa Scales to 800m, Eyes Olympics

National 400m champion Mary Moraa has set her sights beyond the forthcoming World Relay Championships after she ploughed the fastest time in the 800m at Athletics Kenya Relay Series on Saturday.

p National 400m champion Mary Moraa has set her sights beyond the forthcoming World Relay Championships after she ploughed the fastest time in the 800m at Athletics Kenya Relay Series on Saturday.The third and final Athletics Kenya Relay Series event is due February 6 before the national trials to select the team for the World Relays on March 26 to 27 at the Nyayo National Stadium."Following lengthy deliberations between the AK Nyanza South, County Government of Kisii and AK head office, it has finally been resolved that the event is moved to Nairobi," said Athletics Kenya chief administrative officer, Susan Kamau in a statement.The change comes weeks after AK moved all their national relay series events to Nairobi for lacking capacity to enforce Covid-19 protocols.

Moraa promised a thriller in the women's 800m this year as she trains her eyes firmly on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games later this year."I know coaches are worried about our country's future in the women's 800m, but we are ready to fill in the gaps that great athletes like Pamela Jelimo, Janeth Jepkosgei and Eunice Sum have left," said the confident Moraa, who has a personal best of 2:03.

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