Ferdinand Omanyara Finishes Fifth In Kipkeino Classic

The fastest man in Africa, Ferdinand Omanyala has lost  his very first race In 2024 after finishing 5th in the 100 Metres at The Kip Keino Classic.

He clocked 10.03. Seconds as his colleague, Mark Odhiambo finished sixth with 10.22, Kenneth Bednarek of the United States winning the race with a 9.91 finish. 

Kenyan Athlete Ferdinand Omanyala. PHOTO: CURTESY

Emmanuel Matadi from Liberia emerged the second with a 9.99 while Great Britain’s Jeremiah Azu rounded up the top three with a 10.00 result.

Chituru Ali from Italy emerged fourth with a 10.01, finishing moments before Omanyala. 

Kenya’s Esther Mbagari emerged seventh in the women’s 100-metre category, clocking in at 12.08.

Ghana’s Gina Mariam Bittaye scooped the top position with 11.33, followed by Egypt’s Basanta Hemida (11.51) and USA’s Shannon Ray (11.53). 

The country, however, did not go empty-handed as several athletes secured gold in their respective categories.

Emmanuel Wanyonyi won in the Men’s 800m in a world-leading time of 1:43.93.

Ronald Kiprotich Cheruiyot wins Men’s 1,500m in a leading time of 3:31

Abraham Kibiwott won in the Men’s 3000m steeplechase category. 

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