Deja Vu as the women's 10,000m entries for Prefontaine Classic are unveiled

Deja Vu as the women's 10,000m entries for Prefontaine Classic are unveiled

Abigael Wafula 11:00 - 23.05.2024

The women's 10,000m entries for the Prefontaine Classic have finally been unveiled and the whole world should be ready to witness fireworks.

Will it be a repeat of the World Cross Country Championships when the women descend on the Hayward Field for the 10,000m at the Prefontaine Classic, a Diamond League Meeting in Eugene, Oregon?

The entries have been finally unveiled and all the women who were in action at the World Cross Country Championships in Belgrade, Serbia will be vying tickets to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with only three slots up for grabs.

In the Serbian capital, Kenyan women stole the show, taking the top five slots and this time around, it will also be a Kenyan affair with two-time world cross country champion Beatrice Chebet headlining the field.

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Chebet tests herself over the 10,000m on the track for the first time since 2020, where she finished second at an Athletics Kenya weekend meet at the Moi International Sports Center in Kasarani.

She has been in great shape, setting a world 5km record on New Year’s Eve, and has been unstoppable since. She made her first track appearance at the Diamond League Meeting in Doha, Qatar where she beat a strong Ethiopian field to win the race.

The world 5000m bronze medallist now heads to the US where she has plans to continue her hot streak on the track. She will be up against a strong Kenyan charge that includes Sirikwa Classic Cross-Country champion Emmaculate Anyango, world 10km record holder Agnes Ngetich and world cross-country silver medallist Lilian Kasait.

World cross country bronze medallist Margaret Chelimo will also be in the competition, vying for a lot to the Olympic Games. Grace Loibach will also be competing in the women’s 10,000m, with hopes of donning the Kenyan jersey one more time.

World 3000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech will also be in the race, setting the pace for the Kenyan charge. Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay will be out to stop the Kenyan charge as she also seeks Olympic qualification.

Other Kenyans in the race include Selah Busienei, Miriam Chebet, Diana Chepkorir, Janeth Chepngetich and Faith Chepkoech.