Kip Keino, Kenya's Olympic and Commonwealth Games 1,500 metres champion captured a great double on Saturday (29 Aug.) by winning both the 1,500 and 5,000 metres events on the final day of the East African Athletics Championships in Nairobi.
CU Programme announcing championships
CU Ethiopian team parade
CU Tanzanian team parade
CU Ugandan team
CU Zambian team
GV Crowd applaud
SV Women's 100 metre race won by Ayaa (Uganda) and CU (2 shots)
CU Keino prepares for 1500 metres race
GV & SV Start of 1500 metres, race in progress
GV & SV Crowd rise as Keino crosses winning line followed by Y. Mohammed (Ethiopia)
GV & SV Crowd watch men's 110 metre hurdle race won by Ngeno (No 3, Kenya) and CU (3 shots)
LV & SV Start of 5000 metre race
SV Crowd watches Keino win from Fetesa (Ethiopia) and CU Keino
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Background: Kip Keino, Kenya's Olympic and Commonwealth Games 1,500 metres champion captured a great double on Saturday (29 Aug.) by winning both the 1,500 and 5,000 metres events on the final day of the East African Athletics Championships in Nairobi. Competing teams were from Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya and Somalia.
Keino had little difficulty in taking 1,500 metres in 3 mins. 39.2 secs. After a rather slow start, Keino moved to the front from the second lap and never looked like being caught.
Ethiopia's Sheberu Regasa, hanging on grimly, finished second, about 20 metres behind Keino. In the 1,500 metres the Olympic champion had a tough duel with Tekle Fetesa of Ethiopia. Fetesa led most of the way until the final lap when Keino overtook him to win in 14 minutes 5 seconds.
In the 110 metres hurdles 20 year old Kenyan John Kiplangat set a new East African record of 14.2 seconds. The previous mark was 14.3 seconds set ten years ago.
Judity Ayaa, Uganda's wonder girl, won the 100 metres in 11.8 seconds. On total point standings both for men and women's events Kenya was first with 301, followed by Uganda with 204 and Tanzania with 84.