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Deaflympics: Kibai lead Toroitich and Kipkogei in Kenya’s podium sweep in Brazil

Record holder Simon Cherono Kibai successfully defended his men’s 10000m title at the ongoing 24th Summer Deaflympics Games in Caxias Do Sul, Brazil today.

Kibai led compatriots Peter Toroitich and David Kipkogei to a podium finish in that order. The clean medal sweep by Kenya is a replica performance of the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun Turkey, where Kibai led Daniel Kitum and Peter Toroitich to the podium.

“I was out to win the race.I’m glad I did so. What I don’t know is if I broke the record again,” Kibai said.

Toroitich who was happy to have run his own race that earned him a silver said: ” I give our coach Samuel Kibet all the credit, he helped us to stay focus and inspired ahead of the competition.”

Kipkogei said he had a nagging injury that really pushed him back from the leading pack.

” But I’m glad I still finished within the medal bracket,” he said.

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