A big crowd turned out to spot future Kenyan athletics stars at Nairobi's Railway College on Sunday (4 May).
A big crowd turned out to spot future Kenyan athletics stars at Nairobi's Railway College on Sunday (4 May). The meeting -- the second of an annual series sponsored by Brooke Bond Liebig -- has a reputation for producing international class performances from new athletes.
Quite a few newcomers made an impact on Sunday. But the best contested of the track events was the 1500 metres. The first four home knew they stood a good chance of being sent to New Zealand for an invitation meeting.
Sadly, John Kipkurgat did not run. But the race still produced an exciting finish, with James Kipngetich bursting into the lead down the final straight to win in 3 mins. 46.7 seconds. Serem was second and Sammy Kipkurgat third -- both of them, like the winner, from the Army.
The men's 3000 metres steeplechase also produced a remarkable finish, with Langat Ndege and Evans Mogaka racing neck-and-neck to the tape. Ndege won by a tenth of a second in 8 mins. 51.6 secs.