Ferdinand Omanyala
Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

Sky the limit for fastest man in Africa Omanyala

What you need to know:

  • Second fastest man in the world this season has set his sights on lowering Usain Bolt’s world record of 9.58sec in 100m next year
  • Kenyan sprinter is now the all-time eighth fastest man in the world attributes good performance to strength and conditioning sessions with Kenyan Sevens and help from his coach Ayiemba
  • At the Absa Kip Keino Classic on September 18 in Nairobi, he timed 9.77 sec to finish second behind American Trayvon Bromell (9.76) in a new African record

He was already enjoying playing rugby as a winger when he joined the University of Nairobi to pursue a bachelors degree  in Chemistry five years ago.

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