• Prince Harry poses with the winner of the men's elite race Kenya's Daniel Wanjiru and the winner of the women's elite race Kenya's Mary Jepkosgei Keitany

SECOND LEG OF RELAYS

March 1, 2017

The Relay series continue this Saturday with the second of the five-tier leg being carried out at the Nairobi West Prisons Grounds.

 

More elite sprint runners are expected in the half-day competitions as the graving for Standard qualifying times pre-occupy their training ahead of the World Championships.

 

As it happened last weekend during the opener, the sprinters will continue warming-up in their specialties during the first three Meetings before forming their respective Relay Teams.

 

Newcomers will be testing their new-found sprinting abilities with Ferdinand Omanyala, Emmanuel Lentukunye, Rose Watakwa and Patricia Isisi billed to better their ratings.

 

Apart from those who participated last weekend, a better transmission will come from big timers in Maureen Jelagat, Mary Tanui, Maureen Thomas and Eglay Nalianya who joins Silvia Chesebe and Grace Kidake in the women entries.

 

In men, Mark Otieno and Peter Mwai will have worthy challengers in Gilbert Otieno and Mike Mokamba while Boniface Mweresa, the All Africa Games second finisher, will face it off with Stanley Kieti and Alphas Kishoyan who were missing in action last Saturday.

 

The Relays build-ups, spread over one month, will conclude with national trial on April 1st where Team Kenya will be selected to represent the Country in the IAAF World Relays Championships that will be held in Nassau, Bahamas on April 22nd and 23rd this year.

 

The opening three Meetings are open to individuals running in 100m, 200m, 400m and 800metres while the last two legs will be dedicated to Team Relays.

 

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