Kyumbe Munguti names three key ingredients needed to defend mixed relay title at World Cross Country

ATHLETICS Kyumbe Munguti names three key ingredients needed to defend mixed relay title at World Cross Country

Abigael Wafula 09:07 - 29.03.2024

Team Kenya captain Kyumbe Munguti has opened up on three things the mixed relay team has to observe to defend their title at the World Cross Country Championships.

Team Kenya captain to the World Cross Country Championships Kyumbe Munguti has exuded confidence and promised to fight for a gold medal in the mixed relay as the team gears up for the event on Saturday, March 30.

The 29-year-old was part of the formidable team that clinched gold and has promised fans to expect something good as they descend on the tough course at the Serbian capital.

He outlined three key things that the team needs to adhere to if they intend to achieve their targets and impress one more time placing Kenya on the world map.

“You need to have speed endurance and you also need to have trained in the ground that is almost the same as the one you are going to compete on or even the same ground.

“The third key thing is that you need to have tackled everything that is entailed in the cross country with all the barriers including the hills and mud and all the obstacles so that when you head there, it will be easier to attack,” he said.

The Kenyan added it is very essential for the athletes to maintain teamwork since that is one of the ways they will achieve their targets.

According to his expectations, Munguti hopes that Team Kenya will defend their title and come back home with another gold medal but he was cautious enough to know that it is never guaranteed.

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“You can’t run alone because you need to pass the baton to another athlete after some time meaning we have to work together…that is the only way we can become winners again.

“We are yet to decide how we shall run but when we get there and assess the grounds, we shall know the lineup. After seeing the course and identifying the weaknesses and strengths of everyone, we shall now decide where each athlete will run,” he said.