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Moraa, Obiria and Chelimo to double, Kirui dropped as A.K name Oregon team

World under 20 400m silver medalist Mary Moraa, Hellen Obiri and Margaret Chelimo booked a double for the World Athletics championships after reigning supreme at the Athletics Kenya national trials that came to an end today at the Kasarani stadium.

But it was a bad day for former world marathon champion Geoffrey Kirui who was dropped from the marathon team ahead of the championships.

After winning 800m yesterday, she added her second title today winning 400m in 50.84 erasing the previous record of 51.09 held by Hellen Syombua.

She will be partnering with Africa 400m bronze medallist Veronica Mutua at the Commonwealth Games after coming second in 52.42.

The World Championships will be held on July 15-24 in Oregon, USA while the Commonwealth Games will be staged in Birmingham, United Kingdom, July 28- August 8.

World championships team

MEN

100M

  1. Ferdinand Omanyala

400M

  • Emmanuel Korir

400MH

  • Moitalel Mpoke

800M

  • Emmanuel Korir
  • Wycliffe Kinyamal
  • Emmanuel Wanyonyi
  • Cornelius Tuwei

1500M

  • Timothy Cheruiyot
  • Abel Kipsang
  • Kumari Taki
  • Charles Simotwo

3000M Sc

  1. Conseslus Kipruto
  2. Abraham Kibiwott
  3. Leonard Bett
  4. Benjamin Kigen

5000M

  1. Nicholas Kimeli
  2. Jacob Krop
  3. Daniel Simiu

10000M

  1. Stanley Waithaka
  2. Daniel Mateiko
  3. Rodgers Kwemoi

20KM Walk

  • Samuel Gathimba

Marathon

  • Barnaba Kiptum
  • Geoffrey Kamworor
  • Lawrence Cherono

Women

400M

  • Mary Moraa

800M

  • Mary Moraa
  • Naomi Korir
  • Jarinter Mawia

1500M

  • Faith Kipyegon
  • Winnie Chebet
  • Edinah Jebitok
  • Judy Kiyeng

3000M SC

  • Beatrice Chepkoech
  • Jackline Chepkoech
  • Celliphine Chespol
  • Purity Kirui

5000M

  • Hellen Obiri
  • Beatrice Chebet
  • Margaret Chelimo
  • Gloria Kite

10000M

  • Hellen Obiri
  • Sheila Chepkurui
  • Margaret Chelimo

20KM Walk

  • Emily Ngii

Marathon

  • Ruth Chepngetich
  • Peres Jepchirchir
  • Angela Tanui
  • Judith Jeptum
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