Four finals were decided on the first day of track and field at the African Games at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat on Monday (26) with Kenya winning two of those as Benjamin Kigen and Lilian Kasait Rengeruk won the men’s 3000m steeplechase and women’s 5000m respectively.
Capping an unprecedented display of team dominance, Irene Chepet Cheptai led a mighty Kenyan senior women’s squad to the first-ever top-six sweep at a World Cross Country Championships.
The senior women’s race looks all set to be a battle between East African runners but the junior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015 could prove to be a lot more open.
Three of the four winners at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships will be among the main attractions at the star-studded IAAF Permit/Athletics Kenya National Cross Country Championships at Nairobi’s Uhuru Gardens, where runners from 11 other countries will also battle for the honours on Saturday (14).
World junior 3000m steeplechase champion Daisy Jepkemei will defend her title in the US city of Eugene next month as part of the largest ever Kenyan contingent going to the IAAF World Junior Championships, following the conclusion of the two-day Trials in Nairobi on Wednesday (25).
With huge throws in the first round of the boys’ Shot final, Germany’s Patrick Muller and Henning Prufer secured a unique 1-2 finish on the first day of the IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk.