Kenyans shine in Diamond league

Paul Maina By Paul Maina, 4th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Kenyans won in Oregon..... it is not a mistake, they always win in all long distance races

Kenyans win in Oregon

KEnya is known worldwide for its prowess in Athletics and this time in Oregon the country did not disappoint. The most important win thagt I wont fail gto mention was that of Edwin Soi who won the 5000 meters. He did in style and took the last lap effort to deny the double olympic champion Mo farah a win over the distance. Soi clocked 13.04.75 to beat Farah who clocked 13.05.88 over the distance.

Whiole he was celebrating his compatriot Ezekiel Kemboi had been qualified for pushing his competitor asnother KEnyan (Conseslus Kipruto) who eventually won the race. Video images showed Kemboi pushing his competitor in the final stages of the race. though he finished 2nd , he was later disqualified citing the mistake. Conseslus Kipruto, was declared the winner after clocking 8.03.59

KEnyans weren't done yet, Silas Kiplangat won the 1500 meter beating his compatriot Asbel Kiprop over the distance. it was a sweet revenge on a man who has defeated him over and over again. Kiplangat won in 3.49.48 beating kiprop with a faction of a second. Kiprop clocked 3.49.53.

David Rusdisha pulled out of the 800 metres citing injury


Asbel Kiprop, David Rudisha, Diamond League, Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenya Atheltics

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I have just finished Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and sociology from Nairobi University. I will be writing on sports and money making tips

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