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29 czerwca 2015 Redakcja Sport

AK Regional track and field 2015

It was show time once again in Iten Kamariny stadium as both international and the local athletes took on each other during the athletics Kenya Elgeyo Marakwet county track and field championships.
Fot: Asbel Kiprop leading the 800m men during the country track and field
meeting in Kamariny stadium in Iten, Kenya

The athletics Kenya sponsored event is meant to bring young and up-coming talents to the limelight ahead of the athletics Kenya national athletics championships to be held in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi Nyayo stadium early next month, where the best team and probable’s will be selected to join a team of elite athletes who have their wildcards already to the Athletics Kenya National trials to be held later next month in Nairobi. The three day trial will be one of the finest trial in the face of the earth as the world top cream in the middle distance will be battling for the few tickets to the IAAF world championships in china as well as the All Africa Games athletics championships to be held in Congo Brazzaville in august. 
The well attended event was colorful and interesting as the track was grazed by a good number of fans to cheer their teams despite the bad weather early in the morning, where clouds cover the vicinity for a couple of hours but not until 11 am east African time when the sun started to shine to the face of the earth making it possible for the track that was so muddy and almost impossible to be used a better place for the athletes.
In men’s 800m Asbel Kiprop 1:49.8 minutes got the stadium on their feel in a standing ovation to win the race in style beating the little know Jonah Koech 1:50.1 minutes in second position and his own pace maker during the Diamond leagues Andrew Rotich 1:50.6 while Mammilla Lelali 2:12.3 won the women’s category ahead of Lydia cheruiyot 2:12.9 minutes in second, and Hilda Jepkemoi 2:13.4 minutes in third.

“I’m impressed by the competition exhibited by athletes here today, it’s quite impressing and I am happy to be part of this championships. It helps me for build up ahead of my future races especially the Monaco diamond League which is due in less than three weeks.” Said Kiprop after winning the men’s 800m in Kamariny  

In 1500m Evans Keitany 3:54.9 minutes took a strong lead trailing Raymond Mugung 3:55.2 minutes and Vincent Kipchumba 3:55.6 minutes to complete the podium. Jebiwott Kemboi 4:31.29 minutes, Zeddy Chebii 4:32.4 minutes and Catherine Beiyoi 4:36.7 took the top three positions respectively in the women’s 1500m category.
In men’s 3000m steeplechase, Silas Kitum 8:55.9 minutes out-paced Collins Chebii 8:56.0 minutes in second position and Alphonce Tirop 8:56.6 minutes in third. Stella Rutto 11:29.4 minutes took Vivian Kiplagat 11:33.0 minutes and Vivian Kosgei 11:33.7 minutes for a ride to win the women’s race.

Willy Kwemoi once again reign in the men’s 5000m in a time of 14:24.2 minutes trailing Nicholas Kimely 14:26.3 minutes and Vincent Kiprotich 14:30.4 minutes to book their tickets for the regional athletics championships in Kitale next weekend.

Lilian Kasait lead from gun to the tape to win the women’s 5000m in a time of 14:24.2 followed closely by Nancy Jepkosgei 16:06.5 minutes and Valarie Jemely 16:20.7 minutes.

Philemon Chebii 29:43.6 minutes won the track longest event ahead of his compatriot Evans Kurui 29:46.0 minutes in number two and Matthew Kimaru 29:49.7 minutes in third. Phoenix Kipruto 29:54.6 minutes, Willy Cheboi 29:55.6 minutes and Bethwel Chepngeno 30:14.2 minutes in fourth fifth and sixed places respectively.

In women’s 10000m Gladys Kibiwot 35:23.8 minutes, Sheila Jerotich 35:56.7 minutes and Penina Jepchumba 36:59.2 minutes was given a run for their top positions by a primary school kid Naomi Jepkorir 37:50.2 minutes from Kamariny Primary school.