Commonwealth Marathon Champion Philomena Cheyech eyes Singapore Marathon

Former Commonwealth Games Marathon champion Flomena Cheyech is preparing to make a come back at the next Singapore Marathon.

Philomena Cheyech (Centre) in Amsterdam

The athlete who has returned to running after her maternity leave can no longer compete at the Suzhou Half Marathon in China because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Cheyech’s training for Suzhou was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic, and she has been forced to set her sights on other races, like Singapore whose date is not yet definite. It is normally held in December.

The 38-year-old athlete is in Eldoret, training for her next race, which she hopes will be in Singapore.

She is taking advantage of the long break to prepare and strengthen for future meets.

She hopes that things will be normal by December when the Singapore Marathon is traditionally held.



She was second in Singapore in 2012 and was fourth at the London world marathon championships in 2017. She also won the Saitama Marathon that year. She is looking forward to the prospect of challenging for a spot in the Kenyan team for the Tokyo Olympics next year.

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