Violah Jepchumba to defend title in Czech Republic

By Kennedy Langa’t

Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon champion Violah Jepchumba will return to the Czech Republic Capital City Saturday to defend her title.

The Kenyan was the star performer in Prague last year as she took more than three minutes off her best to break the course record with one hours five minutes and 51 seconds.

Since her victory in Prague, Jepchumba has gone on to win half marathons in Istanbul, Gothenburg, Cardiff and Doha.

World half marathon champion and world record-holder Peres Jepchirchir had been set to compete in Prague this weekend, but a recent bout of typhoid has ruled the Kenyan out of the race.

In the men’s race, world 10km and 15km record-holder Leonard Patrick Komon together with Geoffrey Yegon and Vincent Yator will take part in the annual event.