Experienced athlete Amos Gitagama says he is in best shape ahead of his participation in the second edition of the Mountain Race-Paraiso Trail scheduled for August 29th in Peru.
The 38 year old runner who has competed in multiple road races majorly in North America says he has regained fitness after recovering from a tendon injury that kept him out of running for four years.
‘’ I have recovered and I am targeting to break the 21km record and run a sub 59 minutes or lower it to 1hr flat ’’,Gitagama spoke to KBC Digital Sports.
‘’I have been practicing well since I recovered from the tendon injury and this gives me the hope that I can break the record,and I pray to God to enable me achieve that’’,the athlete remarked.
The athlete is expected to leave for the race scheduled to be held in San Ramon on August 24th only if well wishers facilitate his travel expenses.
‘’I have been able to raise half the expenses ,that’s Ksh.80,000, I want tell wishers to come on onboard and help me raise the remaining amount which will mainly go to funding my air ticket since the organizers have taken care of accommodation cost’’, Said Gitagama
Amos Gitagama won the Charleston 5km race in 2001 in Oklahoma and launched his athletics career going on to compete in multiple road races and prides himself of holding a PB of 1:01.32 over the 21km race set in 2015 in Philadeplhia, USA.