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Rookies Kimeli and Simiu pick men's 5000m Olympic spots

ATHLETICS By Jonathan Komen | June 19th 2021
Kimeli shines at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday, June 19, 2021. [Photo: Courtesy]

Nicholas Kimeli and Daniel Simiu produced sterling perfomances to top men's 5000m race at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday.

Kimeli, a member of the 2020 squad to World Half Marathon Championship in Poland, was in pure class.

He controlled the race from the fifth lap to victory.

"I feel I am in top shape. We will go to Japan and battle with the rest of the world, hoping to bring home the medals," said Kimeli.

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