Asbel Kiprop of Kenya celebrates after winning and setting a world record of 14:22.22 in the men's 4x1500m relay (© Getty Images)
Two-time world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop will return to Nassau for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 as the Kenyan team looks to replicate – or even better – their tally of three wins from the inaugural 2014 event.
Last year, Kenya won the men’s 4x800m, 4x1500m and women’s 4x1500m in the capital of The Bahamas, dominating both the men’s and women’s finals in the longest event.
But this year the 4x1500m has been replaced by the distance medley relay, which will make the event more competitive across the board.
Kiprop, who clocked 1:44.4 for 800m last month, will be joined on the distance medley team by world junior 1500m record-holder Ronald Kwemoi and Ferguson Rotich, who was part of Kenya’s triumphant 4x800m team in Nassau last year.
World junior and world youth 800m champion Alfred Kipketer will also return to The Bahamas to run the 4x800m, having anchored Kenya to victory 12 months ago.
Jon Mulkeen and Athletics Kenya for the IAAF
Kenyan team for Bahamas 2015
4x200m: Geoffrey Kiprotich, Mike Nyangau, Pius Muia, Collins Omae, Mark Otieno
4x400m: Alphas Kishoyian, Raymond Kibet, Michael Makan, Boniface Mweresa, Alex Sampao
4x800m: Alfred Kipketer, Nicholas Kiplagat, Timothy Kiptum, Bernard Kipyegon, Jeremiah Mutai
Distance medley: Abednego Chesebe, Asbel Kiprop, Ronald Kwemoi, Josephe Pogisho, Ferguson Rotich
4x800m: Sylvia Cherop, Purity Cherotich, Sheila Chesang, Annet Mwanzi, Eglay Nalyanya
Distance medley: Sylvia Chesebe, Selah Busienei, Francisca Koki, Virginia Nyambura, Joyce Zakary