World Masters Athletics Championships: Kemboi leads Kenyan squad to Spain
Four-time world 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi leads Kenyan squad to the World Masters Athletics Championships that kicks off in Malaga, Spain, tomorrow.
Masters Athletics Kenya, an affiliate of Athletics Kenya (AK) for athletes aged over 35 years, entered 15 athletes on their debut to the contest in Perth, Australia, in 2016, where Kenya won 10 medals.
The ten-day biennial global championships has attracted 8187 athletes and Kenya will line up 25 track and field athletes with Kemboi, who has two Olympic titles to his name, features in the water and barriers’ race and 1,500m in his maiden appearance to the oldest age category.
Former Commonwealth Games 5000m bronze medalist Innes Chenonge will line up in 5000m and 10km road race.
Also in the mix is Isabela Ochichi, the former world championships silver medalist and 2010 Commonwealth Games 400m champion Mark Mutai who stages his comeback to the national team as he competes in 400m and 200m.
Stephen Kamande, 66 and who won silver in the 21km road race in Perth, will compete in 5,000m.
- Emerging Stars: Under 23 side hosts Mauritius at Kasarani todayFootball 5 hours ago
- Former Chelsea and Liverpool star announces retirement from footballFootball 16 hours ago
- Five things more likely to happen than Man United winning the title Premier League 20 hours ago
- Kariobangi Sharks: Why Nick Mwendwa’s boys just had to win SportPesa Shield Football 2 weeks ago
- Thierry Henry offered struggling star with spare room in his mansionFootball 2 weeks ago
- Sagwe to head Chess in Schools programmeSports 11 hours ago
- Kabutha wins Standard Classic golfGolf 2 days ago