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“Catherine The Great” Still A Force

At 39, she says she's not done yet.

At 39, she says she’s not done yet.

She is a two-time silver medalist at the Olympics and once held the world record in the marathon. Her name is Catherine Ndereba and though some may argue that her time has come and gone, she says she’s still got something in those powerful legs.

On Sunday, she threw her name into the hat as a possible competitor for the vaunted Kenyan squad at the 2012 Olympics in London this summer.

Ndereba contends she is not retired and has been making good progress bouncing back from a recent injury.

“I believe Olympic Marathon is not like any other event. It summons for experience and my record speaks for itself,” said the 39-year-old athlete who trains in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Last weekend, Ndereba took 13th at the  Kenya Prisons Cross Country Championships at Uhuru Gardens. Next weekend, she will race a half marathon in the tiny Dutch town of Schoorl.

Nderba hopes to run the Nagoya Marathon in March.

For: Daily Nation