TWO-time Olympian Epiphanie Nyirabarame has made a quick recovery from a leg injury which forced her to withdraw from the World Athletics Championship in South Korea.
After running 21.095km of the 42.195km full marathon, Nyirabarame, who has shifted her training base from Kigali to the hilly terrains of Musanze, was forced to pull out of the race because of a nagging leg injury.
The marathoner has now turned her attention to January’s Dubai Marathon in order to qualify for next year’s London Olympic Games.
“The leg feels good and I have started light training. I have a few months to prepare for the Dubai Marathon and I’m still optimistic that I will qualify for the London Games,” she said.
Two athletes have so far qualified for the Games; Hermas Cliff Muvunyi and Adrien Niyonshuti (cycling).
Muvunyi qualified after winning gold in the 2011 All Africa Games. The athlete won the 400m T46 race to qualify for the Paralympics while Niyonshuti’s fourth spot finish in the UCI African Continental Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships was enough to seal his slot in London.