33-year-old Kenyan hadn’t raced internationally in six years.
Everyone likes a good comeback. Last weekend, one such story unfolded at the Hervis Prague Half Marathon when Isabella Ochichi of Kenya crossed the line in third place. Her time was 1:09:21, and Prague was the first time she had competed internationally in six years.
“I wanted to come to Prague to see what I can achieve with my training,” the 2004 Olympic silver medalist said after her win. “I wasn’t sure what would be possible here. After all these years I am very happy now. I expected to run well, but I didn’t think about achieving a third place.”
Ochichi says her next goal is to move up to the marathon. She hopes to race the 26.2-mile distance next month and says she’s already logged a 38K training race.
Along with her Olympic medal, the 33-year-old finished in the top 10 at the 2003 and 2005 IAAF World Championships.
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