Kipsiro fit and flying for Great South Run bow

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FIT-AGAIN Moses Kipsiro is confident of delivering victory on his maiden Morrisons Great South Run visit.

The Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion tackles the fast, flat streets of Portsmouth and Southsea tomorrow confident a tough injury period is behind him

Moses Kipsiro. Picture: Joe Pepler

Moses Kipsiro. Picture: Joe Pepler

The Ugandan has been hit by hamstring and knee issues which were affecting him even when he won gold in Glasgow last year.

But Kipsiro believes he is close to putting those issues to bed ahead of taking his place on the start line tomorrow.

And the 29-year-old feels that means there is every chance he will deliver the success he is aiming for.

Kipsiro said: ‘My form is not at the top or bottom. I’m in the middle.

I’ve made my comeback and now I can see everything is coming together.

Moses Kipsiro

‘But my body is okay and if all goes well and I feel fresh when I wake up I’ll be ready.

‘I’m looking forward and my aim is to win.

‘I’ve been down with injuries and struggling.

‘But I’ve made my comeback and now I can see everything is coming together.

‘Even when I won in Glasgow my leg was not in good condition.

‘But I pray for my luck and, right now, I’m coming back.

‘Everything is getting 

‘There is more to come to from me.’

Kipsiro will concede Great South Run knowledge and experience to the likes of former winner Emmanuel Bett and Aldershot, 
Farnham & District’s Chris Thomson.

He said: ‘It’s my first time in Portsmouth and I’m looking forward to the experience.

‘I’m told it’s a flat course and the last two miles are tough as you face the ocean and it’s windy.

‘I’m waiting to see what happens there.

‘But when there are many people on the course and a lot of cheers that makes you run faster.

‘Emmanuel Bett is a good runner and he knows the course after winning here.

‘So I’ll look forward to running with him and see what happens.’