Tokyo Olympics 10,000m champion, Selemon Barega stunned kenya’s Daniel Simiu Ebenyo at the 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.
The world silver medallist took charge of the race with two laps remaining as he was pushed by his fellow country-mate Lemecha Girman who has beaten him twice in their previous two head-to-head races in Liévin and Torun as he forged forward with a powerful kick to leave Girma gasping for air and crossing the in 7:41.38 with the later coming home 0.25 seconds later.
Great Britain’s Marc Scott closed the first three podium finishes in a time of 7:42.02.
Ebenyo and Jacob Krop were forced to settle in fourth and fifth place in a time of 7:42.97 and 7:43.26 respectively.
Athletics Kenya has selected ten athletes to represent the country at the World Athletics Indoor Championships that will be held from 18th – 20th March, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia.
The team is led by Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala who has been great form in recent times. The 26 year-old broke the 100m Stadium Record at the third Athletics Kenya Track and field weekend meeting that were over the weekend at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.
The team comprises of:
||Daniel Ebenyo Simiu
The delegation of six individuals will accompany the team that is led by Barnaba Kitilit and the 2008 Olympic silver medallist in 800m race, Janet Busienei who is the team coach.
- Ahmed Hassan – Technical Leader
- Philomena Francis – Team Medical
- Lydia Muraya – Team Official
- Irene Wamui – Team Official
Kenya’s Daniel Simiu Ebenyo ran the fastest time ever in 3000m race at the Mondeville Indoor a World Athletics Indoor Tour Bronze level meeting that was held on Wednesday (9) in Mondeville, France.
The 10K Valencia Ibercaja winner took on World U20 bronze medallist, Melkeneh Azize from Ethiopia head to head as they took on each other at a breakneck pace passing the 1000m mark in 2:33 and the 2000m mark in 5:10.
The race was decided by an impressive sprint finish as Simiu went ahead to break the meeting record and setting a new personal best of 7:42.93 crashing the previous record of 7:44.87 that had been set by Norman setting ten years ago.
Azize was forced to settle in second place as he crossed the line two seconds later. Yasin Haji also from Ethiopia closed the first three podium finishes in 7:43.90.
Abraham Sime from Ethiopia and Hicham Akankam from Morocco finished in fourth and fifth place in 7:45.25 and 7:45.35 respectively
- Daniel Simiu (KEN) 7:42.93
- Melkeneh Azize (KEN) 7:42.95
- Yasin Haji (ETH) 7:43.90
- Abraham Sime (ETH) 7:45.25
- Hicham Akankam (MOR) 7:45.35
Daniel Simiu Ebenyo ran a crazy time as he beat Jacob Krop at the at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja that was be held on Sunday (9) in Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia.
The Cape Town 12k Cityrun winner has been in great shape took the lead after the half way mark and raced against the clock cutting the tape in 26:57 which is the 11th fastest time 10km time in history.
Ethiopia’s Chimdessa Debele Gudeta ran very strong in the last 2km mark passing Krop as he crossed the line in 27:10, with Krop closing the first three podium finishes in 27:23.
Kibiwott who had given Ebenyo the run for his money in early stages of the race could not hold the fast pace fading away and coming home in fourth place in 27:44 with Emile Cairess crossing the line in fifth place in 27:44 equaling Mo Farah’s British record.
- Daniel Simiu Ebenyo (KEN) 26:57
- Chimdessa Debele Gudeta (ETH) 27:10
- Jacob Krop (KEN) 27:23
- Boniface Kibiwott (KEN) 27:44
- Emile Cairess (GBR) 27:44
The 2021 Cape Town 12k Cityrun champion, Daniel Simiu Ebenyo was on another leveled as he ran a personal best at home at the inaugural Nakuru City Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (28) in Nakuru Cty.
The 26 years old who a fortnight ago was in South Africa took on Geoffrey Kipchumba head on as they battled for honors.
The Iten based runner was too superior as he gave his final kick to out sprint his rival cutting the tape in 59:03 with Kipchumba coming home in second in 59:42.
Felix Kibitok closed the first three podium finishes in 1:00.01.
Waweru Stron and Vincent Ngetich finished in fourth and fifth place as they both shared the same time of 1:00.19.
The 2019 Stanchart Marathon 21km winner pocketed Ksh 500,000.
- Daniel Simiu Ebenyo 59:03
- Geoffrey Kipchumba 59:42
- Felix Kibitok 61:01