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Omanyala to take on Gatlin at Kipkeino classic

National 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa will be taking on Justin Gatlin, the two-time World 100m champion is in the country for second edition of Kip Keino classic, the World Athletics Continual Tour series set for Kasarani on Saturday.

The Olympic semifinalists Omanyala will compete in the shortest race with Gatlin who has made his debut in the country after the American arrived in the country on Thursday morning in readiness for the world event.

“I feel excited to be here… it’s an amazing feeling,” said Gatlin.

Accompanied by his coach Dennis Mitchell, Gatlin noted that there has always been a good rapport between him and Kenya athletes when they meet at Diamond League, World Championships and Olympic Games.

“They have always cheered me and I have always reciprocated but coming to see where they come from is special,” said Gatlin, who claimed a double at the 2005 World Championships, winning both the 100m and 200m titles.

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