Portland's First World Indoor Championships Qualifier / by Scott Bush

The IAAF World Indoor Championships are less than a month away now and international rosters set to compete in Portland next month are starting to be announced. 

The first Portland-based athlete was selected today to compete at Portland 2016, as Bowerman Track Club's Betsy Saina will race for Team Kenya in the women's 3,000m event. Saina earned her spot after winning the NYRR Millrose Games 5,000m this past weekend, where she outkicked teammate Emily Infeld and Molly Huddle for the win, running a world-leading time of 14:57.18.

Follow Betsy on Twitter and Instagram and get ready to cheer her on next month at the World Indoor Championships!