Oregon 2022 World Athletics Championship is here with us.
On July 17, precisely at 6:15 a.m, men marathoners will toe the line in front of the University of Oregon's Autzen stadium.
Kenya will be represented by Olympian Lawrence Cherono, former world half marathon record holder Geoffrey Kamworor, and Barnabas Kiptum.
For the first time since the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Cherono will be meeting Abdi Nageeye and Bashir Abdi, of the Netherlands and Belgium respectively.
The duo trounced Cherono in the last 100m during Tokyo Olympics, running away with Silver and Bronze. Eliud Kipchoge won the Gold medal.
Certainly, Cherono will remember Nageeye gesturing Bashir to outwit him in the third-place contest.
As the clock ticks for the 2022 World championship in Oregon, Cherono is very meticulous to avoid the same scenario. Once bitten twice shine.
Pundits opine that Cherono has a good chance of winning in Oregon. Most of the races have favored him on US soil, so to the World championship.
However, Cherono believes his compatriots have the same chances of winning too.
He reiterated the need to work in tandem to bring home the glory, last won by Geoffrey Kirui in 2017 in Daegu.