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Kipsang and Mawia top in 1,500m and 800m

Reigning world indoor 1,500m bronze medalist Abel Kipsang and national runner Jarinter Mawia won gold in their respective races at the Africa Senior Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

Olympics Games 1,500m finalist kipsang won the 1,500m title in 3:36.58 to ensure that Kenya retained the title that Elijah Manang’oi won in 2018 in Asaba, Nigeria.

In women 800m, Mawia won the 800m title in 2:02.80 ahead of Desta Gebre Netsanet from Ethiopia and South Africa’s Prudence Sekgodiso to second and third places in 2:02.99 and 2:03.46 respectively.

Imali gave a chase, but it wasn’t good enough as she settled second in 23.43 seconds, losing the battle to Seyni Aminatou from Niger in 23.04. Rhoda Njobvu settled for bronze in 23.51.

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