Kenya's reigning World champion Janeth Jepkosgei will lead former World Junior champion Irene Jeplagat, Beijing Olympic 800m champion Pamela Jelimo and 1500m champion Nancy Jebet Lagat to defend her crown at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin next month.
Fresh from a brilliant performance at the Kenya national championships last weekend where Jepkosgei claimed a morale-boosting victory in 1:59.31, over the Olympic champion in the two-lap race - her first sub-two minute time this season - with Jelimo also clocking a season best time of 1:59.49.
Also in the team are: Olympic silver medallist Asbel Kiprop, World 5,000m silver medallist Vivian Cheruiyot, World champion Alfred Kirwa Yego, and Florence Kiplagat.
2009 World Championships team roster:
- Mark Mutai (400m)
- David Rudisha, Alfred Kirwa, Jackson Kivuva (800m)
- Asbel Kiprop, Haron Keitany, Augustine Choge (1,500m)
- Brimin Kipruto, Richard Matelong, Ezekiel kemboi, paul Kipsiele Koech (3,000m SC)
- Vincent Kiprop Chepkok, Joseph Ebuya, Eliud Kipchoge (5,000m)
- Micah Kogo, Moses Masai, Bernard Kipyegon (10,000m)
- Daniel Rono, Emmanuel Mutai, Robert Cheruiyot, Benjamin Kiptoo, Abel Kirui (marathon).
- Joyce Zakary (400m)
- Janeth Jepkosgei, Pamela Jelimo (800m)
- Irene Jelegat, Nancy Jebet Lagat (1,500m)
- Ruth Bosibori, Gladys Kemboi, Milka Chemos (3,000m SC)
- Vivian Cheruiyot, Sylvia Kibet, Inness Chenonges (5,000m)
- Linet Masai, Florence Kiplagat, Grace Momanyi (10,000m)
- Julia Murage Mumbi, Martha Komu, Hellena Kiprop, Irene Limika, Risper Kimaiyo Jemeli (marathon).
The Kenyan team will be camped in Kasarani on the outskirts of the Nairobi until 10 August when they leave for Berlin.