NAIROBI Nike Air Max 95 Sale , March 7 (Xinhua) -- Olympic marathon bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang would pass on any chance to compete in a top city road race, but not lifetime chance to race in Rio Olympics in August.
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However, it is not that easy for him to walk in and claim the gold. There is the small matter of qualifying through the explosive Kenyan trials.
"It is not easy for anyone to claim the outright spot in the Kenya team. Anywhere else, a person like me would be an automatic selection for the Olympics Nike Air Max 1 Sale , but as it is, we have all to face off at the London Marathon in April," he said on Monday from Eldoret.
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"It is never simple. Running against a pool of talented athletes, people who have proved their niche and have nothing more to prove. But I always run my own race. I give it all and push as far as I can. I will not change in London," he added.
Last month Kipsang was among a horde of local athletes who took part in the Ras Al Khaimah half marathon.
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Ethiopia's Birhanu Legese and Cynthia Limo won but Kipsang got his target, to gauge his body and now he knows where he ranks on the table of men.
"I am satisfied with my progress so far and I'm looking forward to go back to London and race again. The target is to win and secure a ticket to Rio Olympics," Kipsang said.
Kenya will use the London marathon to select its team to Rio Olympics. Alongside Kipsang Air Max 90 Sale , there is Stanley Biwott, winner in New York, Geoffrey Kamworor Air Max 1 Sale , the World Half Marathon Champion, Kipchoge among others eyeing the three slots reserved for Kenya at the Olympics. Enditem
ARUSHA， Tanzania， April 17 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania is set to use this year's international gemstone fair to promote East African mineral potentials， an official said on Sunday.
Tanzania's Deputy Minister for Energy and Minerals， Medard Kalemani disclosed this here when speaking ahead of the Arusha Gem Fair， which is to be held next week in Tanzania's northern safari capital of Arusha.
According to the minister， the three-day event dubbed: "Arusha Gem Fair" is to involve more than 600 miners， jewellers and mineral dealers from across the world.
Kalemani said that the international gemstone fair is to involve all players in Tanzania's mining industry as well as licensed gem dealers， jewellers， and gemstone miners.
According to the minister， this year's fair is in line with fulfilling Tanzania's ambitions of turning Arusha into Africa's largest gemstone hub.
Kalemani said the fair is to link more than 100 exhibitors from the east， central and southern African countries with over 500 international buyers.
"The fair is also expected to involve renowned stakeholders in the field of gemstone，" organizers said， adding that the AGF is meant to scale-up mineral business in sub-Saharan Africa，" he said.
The government has issued a temporary suspension of gemstone exports between April 5 and 28， this year.
"We wish to confirm that gems to be exhibited at the 5th Arusha Gem Fair (AGF) this year will be granted permission for temporary importation in accordance with the requirements of the laws governing temporary importation. However， for control purposes， you will be required to confirm your participation along with the goods you intend to bring to AGF in advance，" he said.
"The move is meant to ensure that there are enough gemstones on display during the exhibition，" he said， adding that export permits will be granted from April 19 until the fair is completed.
The 2016 AGF is expected to attract about 65 exhibitors from Tanzania， Kenya， Democratic Republic of Congo， Zambia， Mozambique， Madagascar， and Uganda. The list will have some of the most reputable names in the business including the likes of Tanzanite One Mining Limited， Williamson Diamond Limited (Petra Diamonds)， GIA (South Africa) and many others.
A comprehensive list will be printed on the AGF 2016 Show Guide.
The show features a wide variety of colored gemstones and diamonds. Fair activities will include showing of rough and cut stones， lapidary equipment， educational material， lapidary demonstrations， seminars and panels， keynote speakers and mine tours.
LA PAZ， April 30 (Xinhua) -- Bolivia's national soccer team will leave for the United States on May 26 to participate in the international 2016 Centennial Copa America tournament which will run from June 3 to 26.
The President of the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF)， Rolando Lopez， told local media in the city of Cochabamba on Saturday that there is a training plan that he hopes the team are able to fulfill and that the local league teams will not affect preparation.
"The delegation will leave in two groups for the United States on May 26. They will head to Kansas City to first play friendlies with other teams and then they will face the international competition，" said Lopez.
According to FBF's planned schedule， the Bolivian team will play a friendly in Kansas City on May 28 against the United States ahead of the tournament.
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