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News24 Feb 2016

Ndiku fronts Kenyan team for Portland


Caleb Ndiku wins the 3000m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Sopot 2014 (© Getty Images)

Defending 3000m champion Caleb Ndiku leads Kenya’s team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 on 17-20 March.

He will be one of three Kenyan men entered for the 3000m after compatriot Augustine Choge secured a wildcard by topping the standings for that discipline in the IAAF World Indoor Tour. They will be joined by 2013 world 5000m bronze medallist Isiah Koech.

Betsy Saina, who recently clocked a world-leading time over 5000m, will contest the 3000m. World junior champion Margaret Wambui has been named in the 800m.

Kenyan team for Portland

Boniface Mweresa
Edward Kemboi, Jeremiah Mutai
1500m: Vincent Kibet, Bethwell Birgen
3000m: Caleb Ndiku, Augustine Choge, Isiah Koech

Margaret Wambui
3000m: Nancy Chepkwemoi, Betsy Saina

*Pending a qualification mark