Speedy Asbel Kiprop lays marker in Eldoret

Nelson Kogei (right), Kenneth Kosgei (left) and Kenneth Kiplagat (469) clear a water jump during Heat 3 of the Athletics Kenya Track and Field Weekend Meeting Series held at Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret town on April 14, 2016. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA |

What you need to know:

  • Final day of final AK weekend meet promises fireworks at Kipchoge Stadium
  • It was on the same track in the Principality that the policeman posted a 1,500m PB of 3:26.69 last July, a mark just 0.69 seconds shy of Hicham El Guerrouj’s world record.
  • Kiprop started off 2016 on the cross country circuit, running in the 10km race at the police championships at Ngong Racecourse before switching to the 5,000m on the track at the Mumias leg of the AK series, on both occasions building on endurance.

With the political class headed to Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium for a post-ICC thanksgiving rally on Saturday, the athletics elite charge the opposite direction to Eldoret’s Kipchoge Keino Stadium in what promises to be a world-class final day of the blue-riband Athletics Kenya weekend meeting.

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