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Athletics Kenya Meets’ Calendar Ends with Thrilling Fourth Meet in Mumias

The fourth meet of Athletics Kenya (AK) Track and Field events went down at the Mumias Sports Complex in Kakamega County on Friday afternoon.

David Kimaiyo won the 10,000m race in 28:49.36 after emerging victorious in two heats as Wesley Kimutai and Charles Korir came in second and third in a time of 28:53.64 and 28:55.36 in that order.

Kimayo worked his way to the top despite finishing sixth in the second meet that was held at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu in February and the upcoming athlete could not hide his joy.

“I am glad that I’m improving on my performance and looking forward to a good season where I will be eyeing a place in Team Kenya for Africa Senior Championships, World Championships or Commonwealth Games,” Kimaiyo said after the victory.

Another athlete who graced the fourth meet in Mumias is Charles Mneria, the 2016 Africa Cross Country Championships bronze medalist revealing that he took part in the race as a preparation for the upcoming Kenya Prisons Track and Field Championships.

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“I am happy I managed to win the race though it was humid and towards the end of the race I could not move well. I’m using the race to prepare for the Kenya Prisons Track and Field Championships ahead of the nationals,” he said.

Mneria and Kimaiyo both train in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Nyayo National Stadium hosted the first and the third meets at the start of February and March respectively while Kisumu and Kakamega hosted the third and fourth meets.

The meets now culminate into the National Championship set for Kasarani from April 28-30.

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