KAMPALA SHORT PREVIEWS
Senior men: Kamworor and Barsoton are the clear favorites, is the team around Edris, Jeylan and Hadis ready to challenge them ? Surprise from Uganda headed by Cheptegei and legend Kiprotich. Spain with European Indoor champion Adel Mechaal and Polat Arikan Kemboi of Turkey and Isaac Kimeli of Belgium are building the European part. Good teams also from Bahrain, Australia, Eritrea and USA with Leonard Korir.
Junior men: Here also Kenya vs Ethiopia (Yator vs Barega). Britain, Spain, Eritrea and USA for bronze.
Senior women: Except of Teferi all set for strong Kenyans. Team bronze could go to Bahrain with Ruth Jebet and also home runners will be ready. Trihas Gebre and Sascha Gollisch are stars of SpainÂ´s and Canadian teams.
Junior women: Again Kenya vs Ethiopia, but here it all looks for Ethiopian side and team bronze very open.
Mixed relay: This could be interesting as Kenya has not that strong women against Ethiopia, but Asbel Kiprop is the force. Turkey, Uganda, USA and Bahrain are other contenders with good individuals. Several European medalists in Turkish team are to be mentioned. Debuting event at the Championships, the teams can have the runners in any order.
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