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30/01/2013

A team of the race is now in Kenya engaging the elite runners that will compete in the next edition of La Mitja Marató de Barcelona.

Yesterday, they were in the celebration of the cross “Discovery Kenya” in the Sports Centre of the city of Eldoret. All the categories were present, and the young Kibet Maiyo, 13 years old and champion in his category, stood out. Kibet, the third of 7 brothers, ran with the t-shirt of Leo Messi, FC Barcelona “because I don’t have another one” affirmed the athlete trained by Julius Maiyo, a Kenyan technician who takes care of Kombatich, of approximately 40 athletes, in the African Rift Valley.

Kibet wants to be a champion of the world of 5.000 meters, as Eliud Kipchoge, who attended the race as spectator. Kipchoge is the favorite to the victory in the Mitja Marató de Barcelona, to be celebrated next 17th of February.