Africa fastest man in 100m Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa has hinted that in one year’s time he will be targeting to lower Usain Bolt world record over the distance.
Omanyala broke the African record that had been set in July this year of 9:84 by South African Akani Simbine when he set a new record of 9.77 at the second edition of the Kip Keino Classic last Saturday (18) at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.
While Speaking on Citizen TV with Jeff Koinange, Omanyala said that the record will not take him a year to break as his trends has been on gradual growth.
“The difference in time with bolts record time with what I ran at Kip is 0.19 now if you do the math am capable of running 9.56.” Omanyala said.
Ferdinand Omanyala: The Kip Keino classic, the race was hyped…I felt really good… Justin Gatlin was part of the race. I managed 9.77. I am going to break this record. There is no limit to greatness
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) September 22, 2021
The 25- year-old also narrated how he wrote to be included in the Diamond League race but his request was turned down by one of the directors.
“There was a time I applied to run in the Diamond League but the email reply from one of the directors said they could not take me as he could not believe a Kenyan would run that fast”
The eighth fastest man on the planet is taking a three weeks rest before he begins his training for the busy new track season in March next year.