Breaking the jinx: Kenya wins relay title

For a long time, Kenyan runners have dominated middle and long distance but today history was made, winning gold Africa Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria.

Team Kenya won the 4x400m relays, a rare gold for East Africa nation with Emmanuel Korir crossing and handed the baton to Alphas Kishioyan to run beating Nigerians, followed by Haron Koech

The Kenyan women sprinters also shone on the final day, taking silver in the 4x400m relay behind the Nigerians (3:31.19).

The time clocked by Kenya’s quartet was 3:35.45.

The final day of action started off with a gold in the men’s walk through Commonwealth Games race walk bronze medallist Samuel Gathimba before world steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech took the steeplechase title.

Gathimba defended the title he won two years ago in Durban by winning the 20-kilometre walk in one hour, 25 minutes and and 13 seconds.

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