Kenyan sprinter Omanyala breaks national record again at Keino Classic in Kasarani

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 18:09 | By
Ferdinand Omanyala: Photo/Courtesy

Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala clocked 9.76 seconds to break Kenya's 100 m National record again for the 5th time this season.

He finished second to American Trayvon Bromwel who clocked 9.75.

American legendary sprinter Justin Gatlin finished a distant third, clocking 10.0 seconds in the much awaited final race of the day.

US-athlete Fred Kerley who is also the Olympic men 100 m won silver medalist, won the 200 m race in a time of 19.78 in Nairobi.

Olympic 200 m silver medalist Christine Mboma proved too strong for her opponents as she stormed to victory over the distance.

Mboma, the World Under-20 record holder, clocked 22.39 seconds ahead of Josee Marie Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast who finished second in 22.98 as Aminatou Seyni of Nigeria closed the podium in 23.33.

World 5,000 m silver medalist Margaret Chelimo took the top honours in the women’s 5000 m.

Chelimo destroyed the field as she dominated the 12-lap race, clocking 14:55.27 ahead of compatriots Eva Cherono 15:12.16 and Lilian Kasait 15:17.77.

Philemon Kiplimo took victory in the men’s 10,000 m when he clocked 28:37.96 ahead of Rueben Longosiwa who came second in 28:38.97 as Geoffrey Kipchumba placed third 28:38.99.

Kasarani hosted athletes from across the world for the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour dubbed Absa Kip Keino Classic.

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