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Samuel Gathimba writes History at World Athletics Race Walking

African Games 20km Race walking champion Samuel Gathimba wrote history as he won the first ever medal for Kenya at the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships that was held on Saturday 95)  in Muscat, Oman.

Gathimba wrote history as he walked away with the first ever bronze medal in the Race walking race when he crossed the line with a season best time of 1:23.52.

The race was won by Japan’s Toshikazu Yamanishi with with a time of 1:22.52 and was followed by his teammate Koki Ikeda.

The 34 year-old is also the 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist.

Simon Wachira also from Kenya finished in 33rd place in a time of 1:30.17 while the 2017 World Under-18 10,000m bronze medallist Dominic Ndigiti came home in 43rd place with a time of 1:35.42.

African Games 20km women champion, Emily Ngii crossed the line in 19th place with a season best of 1:42.39.

Team Kenya Racing Team lands in Oman

Team Kenya for the World Athletics Race Walking Team challenge has landed safely in Muscat, Oman for the Race Waling championships that will be held from 4th and 5th in Oman.

The Kenya representatives at the event are led by two time Africa champion Samuel Gathimba, world under 20 champion Heristone Wanyonyi, Africa under 20 champion Samson Dominic Ndigiti, Africa Champion Emily Ngii and Simon Wachira.

The Kenyan team is under the tutelage of George Kariuki will be hoping to register good results ahead of world championships and Commonwealth games.

African Games queen Emily Ngii said her speed was now good and hopes to hit the qualifying time for Oregon’s Women’s 20km walk race of 1:31:00.

Kenya names team for World Athletics Race Walking Championships

Athletics Kenya has named the team that will represent Kenya at the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships that will be held from 4th to 5th March, in Muscat, Oman.

Athletics Kenya named the National team that will compete at the championships and it will be led by the reigning Africa Games champions Samuel Gathimba and Emily Ngii.

Under the tutelage of Coach George Kariuki who is also the AK Nairobi branch secretary general, the four men and one female will depart from the country on March 2nd.

Gathimba and Ngii will lead World U18 10km race walk bronze medallist Dominic Ndigiti, Simon Wachira and reigning World U20 Championships 10,000m race walk champion Heristone Wanyonyi.

World U18 winners exude confidence ahead of National World U20 trials a Kasarani Stadium

Kenyan junior internationals have intensified their preparations ahead of the World U20 trials set for Moi Stadium, Kasarani on June 11 and 12.

World U18 1,500m gold medalist George Manangoi remains confident of making Team Kenya for the youth championships to be held in Tampere, Finland from July 19-24 following a 3:41.75 performance at the Rome Diamond League last Thursday.

Manang’oi’s coach Bernard Ouma revealed that the youngster suffered a slight knock in Rome but should be up and running in a week.

“He suffered a slight knock on the knee during the Diamond League in Rome but it’s being fixed. I am confident that he will make to the Kenyan team. He was supposed to run in Turk, Finland on June 7 but it’s not possible because Athletics Kenya changed the dates for the trials,” said Ouma.

In Rome, Manangoi finished 14th in a race won by his training mate, Timothy Cheruiyot, in 3:31.22 while George’s brother Elijah came second in 3:33.79.

World junior race walking bronze medalist Dominic Ndigiti said he is ready for the trials and is confident of making the team to Finland.

“My preparations have been very smooth. I have won three AK weekend meets in Mumias, Mombasa and Kisii against senior runners. The bronze medal I won in Nairobi inspired me to continue working hard,” said Ndigiti, student at Kiendege Secondary in Nyamira.

Mary Moraa, who won a silver medal in 400m during the world U18 championships in Nairobi last year is also upbeat on her chances of bagging a ticket to Finland.

The national secondary schools 200m and 400m champion said: “We have been training for the trials and I want to board a plane to Finland. It will be a nice experience for me.”

Moraa is a student at Mogonga Secondary, whose coach, Haron Onchong’a, revealed that they will send at least 15 athletes to the trials.

“My athletes have not participated in many events since we finished the national secondary school games in Embu. We decided to focus on training for the world U20 trials,” said Onchong’a.

Africa Cross Country junior champion Rhonex Kipruto and silver medalist Stanley Waithaka, alongside Commonwealth 5000m bronze medalist Edward Zakayo are expected to renew rivalry during the two day trials.