A big crowd turned out to spot future Kenyan athletics stars at Nairobi's Railway College on Sunday (4 May).
GV Start and finish of women's hundred metres and judges (2 shots)
GV PAN Start and finish of men's 1500 metres and crowd. Kipngetich comes to front down final straight and wins (5 shots
GV PAN Start and finish of men's 400 metres. Chepkwony forges to front by end of back straight and wins easily; cameraman watch (2 shots)
GV Start and finish of men's 110 metres handles and crowd. Kimaiyo (in centre lane) takes lead from start and wins, crowd watch (2 shots
GV PAN Start and finish of men's 3,000 metres steeplechase. Ndege wins in close finish with Mogaka and crowd (3 shots)
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Background: 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.