Uganda, April 20 -- Three years ago, Dan Kibet made his bow at the international athletics stage.

An understandable level of naivety was on show as he competed over the 3000m during the World Athletics U20 Championships in Kenyan capital Nairobi.

His coach Addy Ruiter spoke highly of him at the time but expectations weren't equally elevated. Fast forward, Kibet has had a much respectable start to his first year as a senior runner.

He came second behind Jacob Kiplimo during the National Cross-country Championships in Tororo on February 10 before winning a senior team silver medal during the World Athletics Cross-country Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on March 30.

Kibet will on Saturday hope to step up the gears and aim for a ticket ...