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Javelin: Search for Yego’s successor on

ATHLETICS By Robin Toskin | October 4th 2020
Julius Yego, the African and Commonwealth champion competes in the Javelin throw men final during day two of the National Trials for 2016 Rio Olympics Games held at Kipchoge Keino stadium in Eldoret, Kenya on June 31, 2016. [Photo/Stafford Ondego]

The Swahili saying that, ‘let the guest come so that the host or hostess may benefit’ may be so true for Athletics Kenya as the hunt for javelin colossus Julius Yego continues.

 Alexander Kiprotich with a Personal Best throw of 78.84m, Duncan Kinyanjui (68.75m) and Methusellah Kiprop (66.91) took centre stage yesterday in the absence of Yego, the javelin world champion in 2015, who boasts a monstrous throw of 92.72m.

 Yego’s best throw ranks fifth in the world and Athletics Kenya must surely be scratching their heads and who will fill his gigantic shoes.

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