Kenya nearly swept the board in the men's track events at the East and Central African Athletics Championships in Dar-es-Salaam on Sunday, (December 3).
Kenya nearly swept the board in the men's track events at the East and Central African Athletics Championships in Dar-es-Salaam on Sunday, (December 3). Tanzania's Philibert Bay took the 1,500 metres to spoil the Kenyan perfect record.
Kipchoge Keino, the 32-year-old policeman and veteran Olympic gold medallist at 1,500 and 3,000 metres, changed to 800 metres--and won easily in one minute 48.8 seconds.
But the Munich 400 metres gold medallist, John Akii-Bua of Uganda, did not adapt so well when he tackled the 110 metres hurdles, and came second to Kenya's Fatwell Kimayo.
SYNOPSIS: President Julius Nyerere was among the thousand of athletics fans who crowded into Tanzania's National Stadium on Sunday, for the East and Central African Athletics Championships.
Kip Keino, the Kenyan Olympic Gold Medallist, Immediately took the land in the eight hundred metres--and kept it. Fellow-Kenyan liprugut was second, with Biase of Uganda third.
Keino, who was triumphed so often in the fifteen hundred and three thousand metres, received the biggest applause of the day for his triumph in the shorter event.
Even in the twilight of his career he's still winning medals.
Kenya dominated the men's track events, winning everything except the fifteen hundred metres, which was taken by Philibert Bay of Tanzania.
The women's four hundred metres, and another exciting finish.
The same distance, for men.
John Akii-Bua, Uganda's olympic gold medallist hurdler, in the unusual spectator's role.
He saw Ezekia Nyamao of Kenya win the 400 metres event in forty-seven point three seconds.
His teammate, Francis Musyoki, came second, finishing a full second after him.