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Chebet, Moraa, Kibiwot, Kigen and Kirui to highlight Silesia Diamond League

World cross country champion Beatrice Chebet and Commonwealth Games 800m champion Mary Moraa will lead the Sunday’s Silesia Diamond League meeting in Poland. 

The reigning Commonwealth Games 5000m champion Chebet will be competing in the 3,000m to add on her 3000m winning in Oslo.

The Africa 5,000m champion face off with Grace Loibach, Margaret Akidor, and Teresia Gateri.

The Kenyan contingent face a stern test against world 5000m champion and Olympic bronze medallist Gudaf Tsegay alongside Hailu Freweyni, Hailu Lemlem, Kefale Yenawa, and Berhe Tegab—all from Ethiopia.

Moraa will be chasing her third win in the series after winning in Rabat in 1:58.72 in May and Lausanne a fortnight ago in 1:57.43.

The world 800 bronze medallist broke the Kenyan national record in the 400m after clocking 50.38 on Saturday. She obliterated the previous mark which she set in Botswana in April, where she clocked 50.44. 

She will be up against Uganda’s Halima Nakaayi of Uganda,  Benin’s Nolie Yarigo and Natoya Toppin of Jamaica. 

Abraham Kibiwott, Benjamin Kigen and Amos Kirui face an acid test in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, where the country’s dominance has faded in the past couple of years.

Kenyan duo of Reynold Kipkorir and Abel Kipsang face a stern test in 1,500m against world and Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigsten of Norway, Azzedine Habz of France,  Giles Elliot of Great Britian and Stewart Mcsweyn of Australia in a to- quality field for the event.

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