Former Commonwealth 5,000m bronze medalist Innes Chenonge won the 5,000m race during the 2018 World Masters Track and Field trials kicked off today at Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Former Kampala marathon champion Isaiah Kosgey, who guided Lorna Kiplagat to a world half marathon will be trying his luck in half marathon on Friday as he tries to enter into the Masters’ record.
Chenonge who scooped the 2002 commonwealth bronze medalist relegated her 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games 5,000m champion Isabella Ochichi to claim the title timing 35:38.03.
With her ambitions to represent Kenya at the World Masters Track and Field championships to be staged in Malaga, Spain, the 2006 5,000m silver medalist was optimistic for having the best outing in the Spanish City.
Miriam Wangare came in second position clocking 36:08.08 as much favoured Ochichi came third place in 36:41.01.
Tom Masinde maintained his status as former national 100m record holder to clinch the men’s 100m 200m shining over 2011 All Africa Games 4x400m relay gold medallist Vincent Mumo.
Musinde clocked 10:04 ahead of Mumo in 10:08 before timing 22.4 to beat the two time 4x400m Commonwealth Games relay silver medallist.
The 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games 400m champion Mark Mutai lived to his billing by winning the one lap race in 50:08.
Kosgei, who has competed in various marathons across the country and beyond, will be on card for the championships on Friday together with Joseph Kibunja who has guided 5000m and 10,000m Paralympics record holder Henry Wanyoike.
It was a good moment too for javelin coach Joseph Mosonik who clinched the javelin title in the national trials that ends on Friday at the same venue.
Mosonik from Western managed a throw of 46.40m during World Masters Athletics Championship trials to march the accomplishments of his athlete Yego of securing the national title.
Francis Komu who captained Team Kenya during the last edition of World Masters Athletics Championship in Perth, Australia returned 4:03.08 to win heat one of men’s 1500m before timing 14.40.09 to emerge best in 5000m.