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Obiri face Tirop in Brussels Diamond League finale

Kenyan athletes are set to shine in the last series of IAAF Diamond League set for Friday evening in Brussels.

among Kenyans expected to shine is the world cross country champion Hellen Obiri who has dominated the league since the start in Doha, where she won 3000m season in 8:25.60.

the Commonwealth Games 5,000m champion will be facing off with World 10,000m bronze medallist Agnes Tirop Jebet as well as World under 20 5000m champion Beatrice Chebet, and World 3000 meter steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech, Eva Cherono, Margaret Chelimo, and Caroline Kipkirui.

After winning All Africa games title, Ben Kigen will be on the starting line-up where he will be chasing the title with World and Olympic 3000 meter steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto, who dropped out in Morocco for a hip injury as well as Nicholas Kiptanui, Abraham Kibiwott, and Wilberforce Kones in 3,000m steeplechase.

World 1500 meter silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot leads a top quality field in the distance

In the absence of World and Commonwealth games champion Elijah Manangoi, Cheruiyot starts as favourite and will have Bethwell Birgen, Vincent Kibet, Boaz Kipkurgat, Timothy Sein, Charles Simotwo.

Peter Kiprotich will be the sole Kenyan entrant in the 5000m and will battle it out against Ethiopia’s Aba Gashahun and Ben True of the United States

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