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A Resurgent Emily Chebet Added to the Strong
02 Prague Grand Prix Women's Field
In 2010 Emily Chebet of Kenya was a Gold Medalist in the IAAF World Cross
Country Championships, but a series of minor injuries kept her off the
podium at any major races for two years until last fall when a fully
recovered Emily began a return to form by winning several cross country
races in her native country. Then, despite suffering a serious spiking
injury in the Kenyan National Championships, she managed a very brave
fourth place finish which assured her of a place on the Kenyan team for the
2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships where she returned to form and
won her second Gold Medal.
Since her victory in Poland she has continued to strengthen her track
credentials by finishing in fourth place in the 10,000 meters at the recent
IAAF World Championships in Moscow with a personal best of 30:47.02 missing
out on the bronze medal by just 4/100's of a second. Following Moscow
Emily scored another personal best on the track in the 5000 meters with a
14:46.89 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Zurich last week.
Now she will be competing with the previously announced inaugural women's
field in the O2 Prague Grand Prix with the hope of adding another personal
best to her 2013 resume by improving on the 30:58 she ran in Tilburg,
Netherlands last year.
Emily is a two time winner and course record holder of the Freihofer's Run
for Women 5K in the U.S.. Also in the U.S. Emily was the runner-up in the
Beach to Beacon 10K and the 7 mile Falmouth Road Race in 2012. In Prague
she will face the 2013 runner-up in those two races, Gemma Steel of Great
Britain. Emily's only previous race in Prague was the 2011 Hervis Prague
Half Marathon where she debuted at the distance in 1:12:00.
Emily Chebet was born in the Bomet District, a small settlement in Kenya's
Rift Valley Province on February 18, 1986. She is married to Edward Muge
and they have one daughter, Sarah Cherono. Edward also serves as Emily's