Simiu set new record as Omanyala is beaten at Mondeville Indoor

Newly crowned Discovery kenya cross country champions Daniel Simiu Ebenyo set Mondeville World Athletics Indoor record while Africa 100m record holder Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala failed to shine.

Simiu, who has been competing in road races, cross country and 5,000m on track won the men’s 3,000m for the title.

A month after winning the 10K Valencia Ibercaja title, he defeated World U20 bronze medallist, Melkeneh Azize from Ethiopia with a record of 7:42.93 crashing the previous record of 7:44.87.

In men’s 100m, national 60m Indoor record holder Omanyala failed to shine after finishing 6th in the 60m race.

Double All-American 2019 Indoor 60m champion, Cravont Charleston, who came with the third fastest time on paper to this race carried the day with a blistering time of 6.54 seconds beating the Arthur Cissé from Ivory Coast who was the fastest entrant to this race. Cisse was forced to settle in second place in a time of 6:57 with United States Devin Quinn who had tied up with Charleston closing the first three podium finishes in 6.65 seconds.


  1. Cravont Charleston    (UAS) 6.54
  2. Arthur Cissé                 (CIV)  6.57
  3. Devin Quinn                 (USA) 6.65
  4. Ferdinand Omanyala  (KEN) 6.68
  5. Adam Thomas               (USA) 6.69


3000m MEN

  1. Daniel Simiu          (KEN) 7:42.93
  2. Melkeneh Azize     (KEN) 7:42.95
  3. Yasin Haji                (ETH) 7:43.90
  4. Abraham Sime       (ETH) 7:45.25
  5. Hicham Akankam  (MOR) 7:45.35
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