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Africa Games: Its Gold and silver for Kenya in 1500m race

Africa Games: Its Gold and silver for Kenya in 1500m race

Kenya’s Brian Komen lived up to his expectations as he stormed to victory to take gold in the men’s 1500m race on day five at the ongoing 13th edition of the All-Africa Games in Accra, Ghana.

The 25 year-old led a 1-3 Kenyan position as he won gold in a time of 3:39.19 and was followed in second place by former World U20 800m champion, Ermias Girma Shire of Ethiopia in 3:39.40 with his compatriot, the world Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang closing the podium three finishes in 3:39.45.

Former world U20 1500m silver medallist, Wegene Addisu Chala of Ethiopia and japan based Abraham Guem from South Sudan finished in fourth and fifth in respective time of 3:39.54 and 3:41.05.

LEADING RESULTS

1500M MEN

  1. Brian Komen                  (KEN) 3:39.19
  2. Ermias Girma Shire       (ETH) 3:39.40
  3. Abel Kipsang                  (KEN) 3:39.45
  4. Wegene Addisu Chala    ETH) 3:39.54
  5. Abraham Guem              (SSD) 3:41.05

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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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