Kenya’s Simon Cherono Kibai defended his men’s 10,000m title at the ongoing 24th edition of the Summer Deaflympics Games in Caxias Do Sul, Brazil.
Kibai led compatriots Peter Toroitich and David Kipkogei to a podium finish in that order. The clean medal sweep by Kenya is a replica performance of the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun Turkey, where Kibai led Daniel Kitum and Peter Toroitich to the podium.
“I was out to win the race. What I don’t know is if I broke the record again,” said Kibai.
Toroitich who was happy to have run his own race that earned him silver said:” I give our coach Samuel Kibet all the credit, he helped us to stay focus and inspired ahead of the competition.”
Kipkogei said he had a nagging injury that really pushed him back from the leading pack.
” But I’m glad I still finished within the medal bracket,” he said.