International Athletics

Kenya pick squad for world champs

2015-08-01 20:56
David Rudisha (File)

Nairobi - Kenya have selected a 41-member strong squad for this month's Beijing world championship after the national trials at the Nairobi's Kasarani stadium on Saturday.

The top two athletes of most events during Friday and Saturday's trials were guaranteed automatic qualification with a third slot being decided on a wildcard basis.

Defending champions were guaranteed a position.

Marathon selection was based on major marathon performance.

Women

400m - Joy Zakari, Maurine Chelegat

800m - Eunice Sum, Janeth Jepkosgei

1 500m - Faith Chepng'etich, Nancy Jepkemoi, Viola Lagat

3 000m steeplechase - Hyvin Kiyeng, Roselyne Chepngetich, Virginia Nyambura

5 000m - Viola Kibiwott, Irene Chemutai, Mercy Cherono

10 000m - Vivian Cheruiyot, Betsy Saina, Sally Kipyego

Marathon - Edna Kiplagat, Jemima Jelegat Sumgong, Hella Kiprop, Vaseline Jepkesho.

Men

400m - Elphas Kishoyan

800m - Ferguson Rotich, David Rudisha, Alfred Kipketer

1 500m - Asbel Kiprop, Silas Kiplagat, Elijah Manangoi

3 000m steeplechase - Ezekiel Kemboi, Jairus Birech, Conseslus Kipruto, Brimin Kipruto

5 000m - Edwin Soi, Emmanuel Kipsang, Caleb Mwangangi

10 000m - Geoffrey Kamworor, Bedan Karoki, Paul Tanui

Marathon - Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto, Mark Korir

Javelin - Julius Yego

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