High rising Birech takes on Oslo challenge

PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO Jairus Birech leads the pack during the National Athletics Championship-cum-trials in the 3,000m Steeplechase men’s finals at the Nyayo National Stadium June 7, 2014.

What you need to know:

  • World 800m champion Sum out to continue good run after victories in Doha and Rome
  • An elite Kenyan field will also be on show including World 800m champion Eunice Sum, who is eying a hat trick after victories in Doha and Rome.
  • Birech clipped 2004 Olympic bronze medallist Paul Kipsiele Koech by a massive 4:33 seconds as Brimin Kipruto, Olympic champion in Bejing 2008, completed the Kenyan sweep in third place with 8:11.39.

Fresh from victory at the star-studded Rome Diamond League and the Safaricom National Championships, Jairus Birech’s race to the top continues at the Olso Diamond League Thursday evening.

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