Kenya’s Edward Zakayo will skip the Birmingham Diamond League meeting in England next week to take a deserved rest after he won the Africa Senior athletics championships.
Zakayo, 18, will however stage a short training camp in Italy and compete in one race before returning home to continue with his studies at the Kapsait Secondary School in Marakwet.
His coach Eric Kimaiyo, a two-time Honolulu Marathon champion, said Saturday, “We were hoping to prepare Zakayo for Birmingham Diamond League but that has been cancelled. He will now compete in one race in Italy before schools open in September.”
Another athlete also likely to skip the meeting in Birmingham is Africa javelin champion Julius Yego, who is keen to replenish his energies and focus on the IAAF Continental Cup where he looks forward to a challenge from Germany world leaders Johannes Vetter, Andreas Hofmann and reigning Olympic champion Thomas Rohler.
Kenya’s Julius Yego proved critics wrong as he took control of the Javelin at the 21 edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in ASaba, Nigeria.
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World 3000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech led a 1-2-3 Kenya sweeps on the final day of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria.
Chepkoech took gold and the world U20 steeplechase record holder Celliphine Chespol took silver with Fancy Cherono closing the podium three finishes.
Kenya’s 4x400m men’s team sailed to the finals after taking charge of the heat two race at the 21st edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships.
The Kenyan team was led by Peter Mwai, Mike Mokamba, Alphas Kishoyan and Mark Otieno took 3:05.53.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist Stacy Ndiwa out sprinted former 10,000 metres African champion Alice Aprot in the final lap to win Kenya her fifth gold medal at the 21st edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships going on at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria.
Ndiwa outsprinted Aprot in the final lap to win Kenya’s fifth gold medal in 38:30.38 while Aprot settled for position.
Through her twitter handle the African Champion said, “Stacy Ndiwa ‘s Win is Kenya’s Win.. Looking forward to Representing Africa and Kenya in more Competitions”.
Kenya won its first ever Africa 4x100m relay medal as the Kenyan quartet settled for bronze at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria on Friday.
The quartet of Eunice Kadogo, Millicent Ndoro, Joan Cherono and Freshia Mwangi held on for the last podium finish place relay in 45.58 seconds.
Five times Africa gold medalist Blessing Okagbare led Nigeria for the gold medal in 43.77 as Cote d’Ivoire settled for silver in 43.77.
Team Nigeria consisting of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma got the home crowd cheering to their highest decibes as they brought home the coveted gold.
Kenya’s men’s 4x100m relay team of Peter Mwai, Mike Mokamba, Alphas Kishoyan and Mark Otieno finished fifth to go home empty handed.
World and Olympics 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto took top honors at the 21st edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria.
Kipruto cut the tape in 8:26.38 and was followed by his fierce rivalry Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali who crossed the line in 8:28.01 with Getnet Wale Bayabl from Ethiopia closing the podium three finishes in 8:30.87
Commonwealth Games champion South Africa’s Akani Simbine came through to win the men’s Africa Senior Athletics Championships 100m title in Asaba, Nigeria on Thursday afternoon.
Simbine who settled for bronze during the continental championships hosted in his home country of South Africa in Durban in 2016 improved his performance to win gold with a time of 10.25s (-2.1) to secure his first ever African title.
All Africa Games champion Ivory Coast’s Arthur Cisse held on to settle for the silver medal in 10.33 to deny South Africa for a 1-2 finish as South African Simon Magakwe completed the last podium finish for bronze.
Africa Indoor record holder Emmanuel Korir led Kenyans into qualifying into the finals of the men’s 800m at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria on Thursday.
Korir a United States of America (USA) based University student timed 1:46.91 to eclipse defending champion and Continental Cup winner Botsawana’s Nigel Amos who had to contend with the second spot in heat two of the event.
The 2014 World IAAF 4x400m relay gold medalist in Nassau, Bahamas, Kenya’s Ferguson Rotich wọn heat 1 comfortably in a time of 1:48:18.
In the final heat, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games fourth place finisher, Kenya’s Jonathan Kitlit claimed victory winning in 1:46.55 which was the fastest time by a winner in the heats.