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									Kenya: Jordan Here We Come


TRAILER
The annual global World Cross Country Championships is only days away as it moves to
the capital of Southwest Asian country, Amman Jordan. Kenyan athletes have been
undergoing a rigorous training course as they seek to conquer the world again.


RUNTIME: 04:50
COUNTRY: KENYA
FILMING LOCATION: KIGARI TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGE, EMBU
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, SWAHILI
SOURCE: A24 MEDIA


SCRIPT


The Kenya national cross country team is all set for the World Cross Country
Championships in Amman, Jordan, according to the Kenya’s national athletics team
coach, Mr. John Mwithiga.


The coach who has been pitching camp with the athletes, outside the capital and off the
local media limelight says he is optimistic the team will emerge victorious and bring
home both the individual and team titles.


The team pitched camp at Kigari Teachers Training College in Embu, Central Kenya
three weeks ago.


According to the coach, better known as ‘warm up’ for his thorough training sessions, the
official programme started on March 9. “Everything is going on well, just as planned.
The weather is also conducive here,” he notes. “In Jordan it is very hot and humid. So is
here between the months of January and March, so the weather in Jordan is not very
different from here,” he adds.
Doctor Peter Nduhiu, the team’s physiotherapist says the athletes have been going well
with their training, although some of them have been interrupted by ‘common problems
like muscle cramps.’


“This is because toxins like lactic acid and uric acid build up in the muscles due to the
rigorous training. But this will clear with time,” he says.


According to the team manager Rogers Kapsirwa, all the athletes are in great shape,
exuded by the fact that only one case of injury has been reported so far. Judith
Chepkoech was replaced by Delvin Meringor after she suffered a knee injury. The team
physiotherapist adviced her to take some time off to save her career.


Mr. Kapsirwa is optimistic that Delvin will soon catch up with the rest in a span of about
two weeks.


In the senior men’s 12km race, talented individuals like Moses Mosop, who finished first
in the national trials and Linus Chumba, who finished fourth, are expected to lead the
Kenyan onslaught to the Amman battlefield and bring home the individual title which has
eluded Kenya since it was last won by Paul Tergat in 1999.


The absence of Ethiopia’s Sileshi Sihine and the prospects of six time senior men’s
champion Kenenisa Bekele not taking part in the Championships raises the verisimilitude
of the Kenyan men taking home the gold medal. Both Sileshi and Bekele are believed to
be nursing injuries.


In the senior women’s race, veteran Sally Barsosio and Grace Momanyi are tipped to
dominate the women’s race with the absence of Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba, who would
naturally have been the greatest opponent. She is said to be fatigued at the moment.
Team manager Rogers Kapsirwa believes the performance of Kenyans in the 37th edition
of the annual World Cross Country Championships will be exemplary.


The team at Kigari comprised of 24 athletes and those who will be participating will
leave for Amman on March 24.


“We are not working for team titles this time. We are working for individual titles
because we have already secured the team titles,” says team manager, Rogers Kapsirwa.


Among the athletes expected to give Kenya a run for their money are 2007 cross country
championships winner Zersenay Tadese, and short course women’s champion in Fukuoka
(2006), Ethiopina Gelete Burka who will be participating at the championships.


Kenya is seeking to win the overall team title in Amman for the 26th time in the event’s
37-year history.


The athletics gala event will kick off on 28th of March in Jordan Capital Amman.




SHOT LIST


01:00 SHOT OF VARIOUS ATHLETES TAKING RUNNING SESSIONS


01:10 SHOT OF A MALE ATHLETE TRAINING


01:14 VARIOUS SHOTS OF KENYAN ATHLETES RUNNING


02:10 SHOT OF ATHLETES JOGGING AS THEY STRETCH THEIR ARMS


02:23 VARIOUS SHOTS OF ATHLETES TRAINING ON A BENDING POSITION
02:53 SHOT OF A MALE ATHLETE STRETCHING ON A BENT POSITION


03:03 SHOT OF A TWO MALE ATHLETES STRETCHING


03:11 SHOT OF COACH JOHN MWITHIGA ISSUING INSTRUCTIONS TO
ATHLETES


03:18 VARIOUS SHOTS OF ATHLETES TRAINING WITH THEIR LEGS ON AIR


03:35 SHOT OF AN ATHLETE TRAINING


03:44 SHOT OF ATHLETES ON A RUNNING SESSION


03:57 SHOT OF ATHLETES MOVING TOGETHER FOR A BREAK


04:15 SHOT OF AN ATHLETE BEING MASSAGED


04:22 VARIOUS SHOTS OF PHYSIOTHERAPIST PETER NDUHIU ATTENDING
TO AN ATHLETE


04:54 ITV, PETER NDUHIU, PHYSIOTHERAPIST (ENGLISH)
“We don’t have any injuries and we are training well, and the little bits that are there
expected when you are actually pushing the body to the limit, and that’s what we are
caring right now…”


05:05 ITV, JOHN MWITHIGA, ATHLETICS COACH (KISWAHILI)
“At the same time, we are going to a sunny place and that wont be a problem since where
we are training is conducive to wherever we shall be.”


05:16 ITV, ROGERS KAPSIRWA, TEAM MANAGER (ENGLISH)
“The team is very strong, and we are ready, so we are just going to conquer, so I want to
tell you that the team is intact apart from that one who has a small problem that it was
likely to affect her career… the team is very okay and the performance this year, I think it
is, it is unquestionable, we are only working right now not team titles, we are working for
individual titles, because about the team, we are sure.”




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