As a double Olympic champion in the No.1 Olympic sport, Rudisha knows just how important it is for athletes to get off to a strong start this year ahead of the Paris 2024 Games.
Rono represented Kenya at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada where he bagged gold in the men’s 3000m steeplechase and 5000m. The same year he also bagged gold in 3000m steeplechase and 10,000m at the All Africa Games in Algiers, Algeria.
AK was set to use the event to pick a team to represent the country during this year’s All Africa Games slated for March 8-23 in Accra, Ghana.
While addressing the press on Monday at the Talanta Plaza, Namwamba hailed Kiptum as a hero who put Kenya on the world map when he smashed the men’s marathon world record with a 2:00:35 run in Chicago in October last year.
Following the news of his demise, the athletics fraternity, sporting community and leaders alike took to social media to mourn the departed hero.
The 24-year-old star continued to rise in 2023 when he conquered the London Marathon with a course record of 2:01:25 in April.
Omanyala recently smashed the national 60m indoor national record at the Miramas indoor meet last weekend after clocking 6.52 seconds and will be the only Kenyan in the 60m race.
Omanyala who was competing over the 200m race after a long hiatus destroyed a deep field to triumph in 20.46 seconds ahead of Samuel Chege (20.75) and Moses Muriithi (20.75) who placed second and third respectively.
With a major focus in unearthing talent, Letting said the event largely attracts young athletes who will battle it out in the age group races including 500m, 1km and 2km.Other races are; 6km under-20 women, 8km under-20 men, 8km senior women and 10km senior men.
Despite the victory, Simiu- a Police Constable- expressed his dissatisfaction with the Service for not promoting him despite having impressed last season.