Two times National champion in 400m, Collins Omae Gichana braved the cold weather to emerge the winner at the Athletics Kenya National Championships that were held on Wednesday (26) at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
The 33 year old who is from the Sparta Speed Training Club and is coached by South African based coach; Andrew Kock beat a strong field that included the 2015 All-Africa Games silver medallist, Boniface Mweresa.
The two time 200m National champion who came to this race with a personal best of 45.19 that he got in 2017 in Nairobi AK trials, stormed to victory crossing the finish line in 46:17 seconds with William Rayan from National Police Service coming home in second in 46.57.
“I am so grateful to God and happy that my game plan worked so well despite the weather patterns not favoring. I cant wait to represent my country in Mauritius,” said Omae.
The 2015 All-Africa 4x400m relay team champion who was representing the Kenya Defense Force was forced to settle in third place in 46.73.
Nathaniel Kipngetich from NPS and Kevin Kiprotich from the Kenya Prisons Service came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 47.31 and 47.32 respectively.