“I am in good form and have been working hard at training. I am out for gold and remain confident that I will not repeat the disappointment I had in Lesotho, where I came second after a Namibian girl,” said the athlete, who won South Africa’s Forever Resorts Loskop Marathon Series marathon last month and came second in the Southern Region Cross Country Championships in Lesotho last week.
The 12-km Poland race attracts thousands of international runners and Chitate revealed she had intensified her training programme. National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe president, Tendai Tagara, said: “She is battle-hardened and I believe she will make us proud. She has been competing well in South African races and we all need to rally behind her as a country.”