Kiprop, Birech to star at AK meeting in Mumias

Kenya's Asbel Kiprop celebrates winning the final of the men's 1500 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing on August 30, 2015. Kiprop, the three-time world 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop, Silas Kiplagat and Jairus Birech are among star runners on parade at the Athletics Kenya track and field meeting in in Mumias on Friday. PHOTO | OLIVIER MORIN |

What you need to know:

  • World 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop is among an elite field headed for the second Athletics Kenya Track and Field Meet that starts on Friday at the Mumias Sports Complex.
  • The 2011 World 1,500m silver medallist Silas Kiplagat, 2015 Diamond League Series 3,000m steeplechase champion Jairus Birech and World junior 1,500m record holder Ronald Kwemoi have all lined up for the 5,000m race that will go down on the last day.
  • While Kiprop, Kiplagat and Birech will revert to their specialties as the season rolls, Kwemoi, the 2014 Commonwealth Games 1,500m silver medallist, has shifted his gears to 5,000m as he hopes to make the Olympics team.
  • Athletics Kenya public relations officer Evans Bosire indicated that a large field of elite athletes will grace the event by virtue of the track being one of the best murram turf in the country.

World 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop is among an elite field headed for the second Athletics Kenya Track and Field Meet that starts on Friday at the Mumias Sports Complex.

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