Kenya’s full team to the Asaba 2018 African Senior athletics championships, Nigeria

Beatrice Chepkoech will be running in the 3000m SC this time round

As expected, Kenya just selected an arguably stronger team than the last time to the African senior athletics championships. Fresh from being crowned Commonwealth Games champions, Hellen Obiri and Conseslus Kipruto comfortably won their events at the Kasarani stadium to head the team to Asaba. The two will be seeking to become Commonwealth Games and African champions within the same year.

Elijah Manangoi who is the other gold medalist from Australia got a wild card in the men’s 1500m team having been exempted from running at the trials as he was mourning the loss of his elder sister. Timothy Cheruiyot had ran a fast and a spectacular race to win the 1500m race. Wycliffe Kinyamal who was the first Kenyan to win gold in Gold Coast could not compete in the 800m race due to an injury and could not make the team. Emmanuel Korir got the wild card here and will be joining Jonathan Kitilit and Ferguson Rotich to form one of the strongest 800m teams to represent Kenya in an international competition.

Beatrice Chepkoech will be shifting to the 3000m steeplechase this time round while Edward Zakayo and Celiphine Chespol will be represented the country at the junior world championships next month in Tampere before joining the national team to Asaba.

Below is the full team that was selected:

Men 100m
Mark Otieno
Peter Mwai

Women 100m
Joan Cherono

Women 110m/100m
Priscila Tabunda

Men 200m
Peter Mwai Ndichu

Women 200m
Eunice Kadogo
Millicet Ndoro

Men 400m
Alphonce Kishoyian
Jared Momanyi
Boniface Mweresa

Women 400m
Maximilla Imali
Veronica Mutua
Nivean Michia

Men 400m hurdles
Aron Koech
William Mbevi

Women 400m hurdles
Maureen Jelagat
Jane Chege

Men 800m
Jonathan Kitilit
Ferguson Rotich
Emmanuel Korir

Women 800m
Emily Cherotich
Eunice Sum
Margaret Nyairera

Men 1500m
Timothy Cheruiyot
Charles Simatwo
Elijah Manangoi

Women 1500m
Winny Chebet
Mary Kuria
Judith Kiyeng

Men 3000m s/c
 Conseslus Kipruto
Amos Kirui
Kennedy Njiru

Women 3000m s/c
Beatrice Chepkoech
Celphine Chespol
Fancy Cherono

Men 5000m
Samuel Chebolei
Cyrus Rutto
Edward Zakayo

Women 5000m
Helen Obiri
Lilian Kasait
Loise Chemning

Men 10,000m
Vincent Rono
Josphat Kibett
Kipsang Temoi

Women 10000m
Pauline Korkwiang
Alice Aprot
Stacy Ndiwa

Men 20km walk
Samuel Gathimba
Simon Wachira

Women 20km
Grace Wanjiru
Emily Ngii

Men Hammer
Dominic Abuda

Women Hammer
Rose Rakamba

Women Javelin
Damacline Nyakeruri


Men Javelin
Julius Yego
Alex kiprotich

Men Decathlon
Gilbert Koech

Men High Jump
Mathew Sawe

Men Long Jump
Bethwel Lagat

Isaac Kirwa

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