Brave Kenya overall African athletics champions


By AYUMBA AYODI
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Team Kenya weathered the difficulties they encountered on arrival to chalk their best ever show at the 21st Africa Athletics Championships since the 1982 Cairo event when they topped the medal standings in Asaba on Sunday.

The men’s 4x400m relay’s team victory gloriously wrapped up the country’s glorious outing in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria with a haul of 19 medals: 11 gold, six silver and two bronze medals (11-6-2).

Kenya’s gold medallists were: Hellen Obiri (5,000m), Conseslus Kipruto (3,000m steeplechase), Samuel Gathimba (20km race walk), Julius Yego (javelin), Elijah Manangoi (1500m), Winny Chebet (1500m), Edward Zakayo (5,000m), Beatrice Chepkoech (3,000m steeplechase), Mathew Sawe (high jump), Stacey Ndiwa (10,000m) and men’s 4x400m…

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