Athletes shake off rust in opening leg of AK Relay Series

Noah Kibet celebrates winning men's 1000m race

Noah Kibet celebrates winning men's 10,000m race during first leg of Athletics Kenya Relay Series at Nyayo Stadium, on January 9, 2021.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Different from other competitions, the distance for the races were made longer, with Athletics Kenya (AK) vice president Paul Mutwii explaining that the move was meant to "test the athlete’s endurance"
  • In the race that attracted 17 runners, Kipsang took the lead in the last bend to win the race in four minutes and two seconds
  • It was a tough battle in the men’s 1000m (800m), with Noah Kibet beating Cornelius Tuwei by three seconds

Abel Kipsang of Kenya Police Saturday put up a strong fight, under morning showers at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, to win the men's 1600m (1500m) in the first leg of Athletics Kenya Relay Series.


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