• Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui wins the men's marathon athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships London 2017

BONDO HOSTED THE OPENER

March 29, 2015

As the cross-country curtain folded with the World championship at the city of Guiyang in China on Saturday, Athletics Kenya Track and Field programme started with the First competitions in Bondo over the weekend.

 

  

Over 300 local and foreign athletes paraded at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (Jooust) to kick-start the build-up with focus being the International Association of Athletics Federations’ World championships in Beijing, China during the month of August.

 

 

 

The opener witnessed the determination of elite athletes vis-à-vis new talents stealing the limelight with a crop who had been ruled out previous by injuries mounting spirited effort in staging a come-back. Steeplechase sensation Consenslus Kipruto launched his campaign for the World championship after winning the 5,000metres during the first day of the competition.

 

 

 

Kipruto, the 2013 revelation, chalked slower 14:22.7 after beating 1500metres specialist Jonathan Komen in the final of the event that had 12 participants. Komen, of Kenya Prisons Service, clocked 14:23.0 for second place while Kenneth Kiplagat finished in position 3 in 14:29.3.

 

 

 

Immaculate Chebet from St Patrick’s Iten Camp won the 5,000m in 17:00.6. Second place went to Rwanda’s Clementine Mudanga who managed 17:11.8 in her second event after winning women’s 10,000m. She was trailed by Zippora Eleman (Turkana) who had 18:57.9.

 

 

 

Clementine had earlier won the women’s 10,000m on Friday. She returned 36:24.8. Road racer Brenda Kebeya came in second, crossing the finish mark in 38:14.6. Moses Kimeiwa (29:54.6), Barnabas Kiplimo (30:34.1) and Isaac Muya (31:47.4), all from Kipkeino Sports Centre, dominated the men’s edition.

 

 

 

The 800 metres provided the thriller of the meet when dreadlocked Albert Mamba of Mozambique engaged school boy Jonah Koech from St Patrick’s in a Goliath vs David spectacle. The Mozambican, currently

 

 

 

training at Kipkeino Sports Centre in Eldoret, heaved in second in 1:50.7 after Koech (18) won in 1:50.1. Milka Chepkoech led Naomi Chelagat and Zippora Eleman in 1-2-3 stopping the clock at 2:14.7, 2:15.2 and 2:27.3.

 

 

 

 

“This is my first race in Kenya and I believe I can better running against Kenyans. I have been training here for only 2 months now,” said the foreigner with 1:46.2 Personal Best in the two-lap race. GSU’s Francis Kakonzi winded up third in 1:51.8.

 

 

 

 

The middle distant and sprint events attracted the highest number of  competitors. Naomi Chelagat of Global Athletics won the women 1,500m after timing 4:42.6. Risper Kimaiyo from Bondo Teachers Training College and team mate Jackline Kiprotich were second and third marking 5:31.3 and 5:36.2.

 

 

 

 

In the sprints, Maurice Wasike and Chepkemboi Kiplagat won the 100m dash in 10.9 and 13.3 apart while upcoming Duncan Ngaru and first timer Damancline Nyakeruri were runners up in 11.1 and 14.0. Selected Results:

 

 

 

 

Men. 10,000m

1. Moses Kimeiwa 29:54.6,

2. Barnabas Kiplimo 30:34.1,

3. Isaac Muya 31:47.4,

4. Erick Simba 32:02.3,

5. Robert Ng’etich 32:27.3.

 

Men 5,000m

1. Consenslus Kipruto 14:22.7,

2. Jonathan Komen 14:23.0,

3. Kenneth Kiplagat 14:29.3,

4. Fredrick Cheruiyot 14:33.7,

5. Cyrus Korir 14:51.6.

 

Men 1,500m

1. Gilbert Kipsang 3:45.8,

2. Kenneth Cheruiyot 3:46.6,

3. Charles Simotwo 3:46.9,

4. Wesley Wabwere 3:51.1,

5. Gilbert Kwemoi 3:55.2.

Men 800m-

1. Jonah Koech 1:50.1,

2. Albert Mamba 1:50.7,

3. Francis Kakonzi 1:51.8,

4. Elisha Kipchumba 1:55.9.

 

Men 400m

1. Solomon Bwoga 50.7,

2. Kiprono Kosgei 51.0,

3. Neton Rono 51.3,

4. Nicholas Kiplagat 52.4,

5. Micah kimutai 53.5

 

Men 100m

1. Maurice Wasike 10.9,

2. Duncan Ngaru 11.1,

3. Raphael Chege 11.5, 4.11.8,

4. Philip Owenje 12.0.

 

Women 10,000m

1. Clementine Mudanga 36:24.8,

2. Brenda Kebeya 38:14.6.

 

Women 5,000m

1. Immaculate Chebet 17:00.6,

2. Clementine Mudanga 17:11.8,

3. Zippora Eleman 18:57.9,

4. Risper Kimaiyo 20:01.0.

 

Women 3,000m s/chase

1. Immaculate Chebet 11:31.7,

2. Risper Kimaiyo 12:50.4,

3. Jackline Kiprotich 13:29.1.

 

Women 1,500m

1. Naomi Chelagat 4:42.6,

2. Risper Kimaiyo 5:31.3,

3. Jackline Kiprotich 5:36.2,

4. Charity Akinyi 6:06.4,

5. Lilian Adhiambo 6:07.6.

 

Women 800m-

1. Milka Chepkoech 2:14.7,

2. Naomi Chelagat 2:15.2,

3. Zippora Eleman 2:27.3.

 

Women 200m

1. Ruth Kemunto 26.9,

2. Chepkemboi Kiplagat 27.1,

3. DamacilineNyakeruri 28.2,

4. Zippora Eleman 29.0,

5. Faith Awino 31.0.

 

Women 100m

1. Chepkemboi Kiplagat 13.3,

2.Damacline Nyakeruri 14.0,

3. Evaline Karosa 14.3,

4. Joan Mboya 14.6

5. Evaline Awour 14.9

 

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