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Former champ recovers from injury to focus on world cross country

IANS  |  Nairobi 

Former champion will return to competition after three years of and loss of form, aiming to reclaim the world cross country championship in in March.

Ebuya, 31, had doubts if he will ever compete again after he tore his tendon and incurred a that saw him miss three years of competition, reports

He returned to action early this year, competing at the Lisbon Marathon, his debut 42 km race, but was a pale shadow of his former self as he finished in the 13th position, clocking a slow time of 2:33:48.

"I have been preparing very well and my training has been good. I want to prove my running prowess to my critics that I still have enough strength to dominate the circuit. I have been out for long but I want to do my best," said Ebuya on Tuesday.

Ebuya will start his cross country campaign in at the Cross Internacional de Atapuerca meeting and will be up against Eritrea's and Spain's Javier Guerra, Ethiopians Imane Merga and defending champion Getaneh Molla.

Cross country running is scheduled to make its return to the in after it last featured in

It has already made its debut at this year's Youth in Buenos Aires, in a new and innovative format.



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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 18:50 IST