2010 Commonwealth 400m champion Mark Mutai will lead a team of other 31 athletes in the 2018 World Masters Athletics that kicks off next week in Malaga, Spain.
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The team received the national flag from Chief Administrative Secretary for Sports Hassan Noor who urged the veteran to emulate young talents that won the 2018 Africa Athleticxs championships held in Asaba, Nigeria last month.
“Kenya is sports powerhouse in the world and we do not have a doubt that you will go and do well. We are confident that you have prepared well and as a ministry we have done everything to see to it that you are comfortable,” Noor, representing CS Rashid Echesa said.
Among the highlight athletes in the team is four-time 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi.
The team will be skippered by 2010 Commonwealth Games 400m champion Mark Mutai.
Masters Athletics is a championship organized for athletes over 35 years of age. During the last Championship in Perth, Australia, Kenya scooped 10 medals having sent a team of 15 athletes. This year, they have promised to do more.
At the same time, Mutai has urged the ministry to ensure that the Masters Athletes are rewarded same as the elite group of athletes who are rewarded with up to Sh1mn for gold medal wins.
Malaga bound team
1. William Bett – 5,000m and Half marathon
2. Peter Bii -5,000m, 8km cross country.
3. 10km road race
4. Joshua Bondo -Shot Put, Discuss
5. Innes Chenonge -5,000m, 10km road race
6. Nelly Jeptanui -800m, 1,500m
7. Stephen Kamande -5,000m, half marathon
8. Ezekiel Kemboi -1,500m, 3,000m steeplechase
9. Rebecca Kerubo -shot Put, Discuss and hammer throw
10. Isaac Kiberenge -800m, 1,500m
11. Francis Kimeli -5,000m, half marathon
12. Robert Kimutai -5,000m, 3,000m steeplechase, 8km cross country
13. Joshua Kipchumba -5,000m, 10km road race
14. Dennis Kirui -800m and 1,500m
15. Eliud Kirui -5,000m, 3,000m steeplechase
16. Joyce Kirui -5,000m, 8km cross country, 10km road race
18. Carolyne Kola -long jump, triple jump
19. Francis Komu -5,000m, half marathon
20. David Langat -5,000m, 8km cross country
21. 10km road race
22. Mark Mutai -400m, 200m
23. Tom Musinde -100m, 200m
24. Elizabeth Muthuka -400m
25. Samuel Ndereba -5,000m, 10km road race
26. Susan Nyageringa -1,500m, 2,000m steeplechase
27. Isabella Ochichi -5,000m, 10km road race
28. Elizabeth Olaba -Shot Put, hammer throw, discuss throw
29. Stephen Oyaro -5,000m, half marathon
30. Silas Sang -5,000m, half marathon
31. Khadijah Shungi -5,000m race walk, 10km race walk
32. Erick Sikuku -5,000m race walk, 10km race walk
33. Irene Wamuyu -200m, 400m
34. Florence Wasike -200m, 400m
35. Paul Yego -5,000m, 8km cross country, 10km road race.