- March 23, 2007 at 12:09 am #6138
If there was one man who regretted the passing, last year, of the era of the 4km short course race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, then it must have been John Kibowen.
With his 38th birthday approaching next month, Kibowen has decided that he will retire from international competition after this year's World Cross in Mombasa.
Until 1998, when the first short-course race was staged at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Marrakech, Kibowen had been the nearly man of Kenyan track. Now, he will be retiring having won three individual World Championship medals, two of them gold, safe in the knowledge that he can perhaps pursue marathon ambitions while younger runners take up the baton of defending Kenya's running pride.
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