Cheywa who has just recovered from a hamstring injury following a surgery she had had in India last October said she will engage an extra gear in her preparations and vowing to put up a steely performance at the event.
The 28-yearold athlete told a local daily that she is eagerly looking forward to commence preparations for the event that will take place at Bird Nest Stadium to prove to the athletic world that the gold she won at the Moscow event in 2013 was not a mere stroke of luck.
“Time is running out and I am really looking forward to start my training. Besides defending the title in Beijing I want to ensure we continue to dominate the event,” Cheywa.
However, things worsened at the Commonwealth Games that were held in Glasgow Scotland last year.
“I remember feeling a slight pain in Moscow two years ago but I overcame it and held on for the win.
“However when I ran in Glasgow, in the last lap it was really getting serious and couldn’t hold on anymore...The hamstring just snapped,” she explained.