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Winny Chebet reins supreme at AK Weekend Meet as she plans to transition to Roads

Winny Chebet rains supreme at AK Weekend Meet as she plans to transition to Roads
Winny Chebet wins the third Athletics Kenya Weekend Meeting held on Saturday at the Nyayo National Stadiu. Photo: Michelle Katami

Reigning Africa 1500m champion Winny Chebet started off the season with a win at the 3rd Athletics Kenya Weekend Meeting held on Saturday at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

The 33 year-old who is making her transition to the road races, took charge of the race with 150m remaining as she accelerated her speed leaving Mary Nyaboke Ogwoka of Nyanza South and Daisilak Jerono who also comes from the Kenya Defense Force (KDF) gasping for air she held on to cross the line first in 4:15.10.

Winnie who was also using this weekend Meeting as part of her preparations for the upcoming Africa Championships, was closely followed by Ogwoka in 4:16.00 with Jerono wrapping up the podium three finishes in 4:17.27.

“I am Happy with today’s win. This is part of my preparation of defending my title at the upcoming Africa Championships” said Chebet.

Chebet who is based at the Rongai Athletics Club (RAK) under the stewardship coach Bernard Ouma, who was present at this event, was full of praise of her coach and the work that he has done and continues doing as he prepares her for the road transition.

“Winnie is running her last races on track and in the near future you will see her on the road,” said Ouma

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  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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