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Kenya selects a lean team to World Indoor Games as Jacob Krop drops out

Kenya selects a lean team to World Indoor Games as Jacob Krop drops out

Kenya will not field any athlete in the Men’s 3000m at the forthcoming World Athletics Indoor Championships slated for March 1st -3rd , 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland.

World 5000m silver medallist, Jacob Krop was the only athlete who had hit the qualifying mark of 7:31.35 that he got last year at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais, where he took the bronze medal but has opted out due to the tight calendar this season.

Athletics Kenya released a lean team of 11 athletes that has been selected to represent Kenya at the World Athletics Indoor Championships.

The team will be led by Africa’s fastest man 100m champion Ferdinand Omanayala who a forthnight ago won the 60m dash in National Record time of 6.52 seconds ahead of the 2022 Africa silver medallist, Emmanuel Eseme in 6.61 with former Africa record holder over the distance Arthur Cissé seasling the podium three finishes in 6.62.

Africa 400m Hurdles bronze medalist Wiseman Were, will partner with Boniface Ontuga Mweresa, Zablon Ekhal Ekwam, and Kelvin Tauta Sane in the 4x400m.

In the men’s 800m race Kenya will have their hopes on World Indoor 800m silver medallist, Noah Kibet and reigning CMCM Indoor Meeting 800m champion Collins Kipruto.

Kenya will send two women led by Japan based Teresiah Gateri who will participate in the women 3000m race and Nyahururu based Vivian Chebet Kiprotich who will race in women’s 800m race.

Selected Athletes

  1. Fredinand Omanyala            60m
  2. Noah Kibet                          800m
  3. Collins Kipruto                     800m
  4. Vivian Chebet Kiprotich       800m
  5. Reynold Kipkorir Cheruiyot 1500m
  6. Vincent Kibet Keter               1500m
  7. Teresiah Muthoni Gateri        3000m
  8. Boniface Ontuga Mweresa     4x400m Relay Men
  9. Zablon Ekhal Ekwam              4x400m Relay Men
  10. Kelvin Tauta Sane                    4x400m Relay Men
  11. Wiseman Were Mukhobe        4x400m Relay Men

Officials

  1. David Miano    – Team Leader
  2. Benard Anyanga Ouma
  3. Alfred Kirwa Yego
  4. Josephine Nyarunda
  5. Stephen Ndungu

Author

  • 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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