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AK to send 27 juniors to World Championships

26 June 2014, 15:39

Nairobi - Athletics Kenya (AK) has announced that it will send no less than 27 athletes to the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships to represent the country at the historic Hayward Field stadium in Eugene, USA.

The event takes place between July 22 and 27 and will see World junior 5 000m bronze medallist Agnes Jebet, 3 000m steeplechase champion Daisy Chepkemei and Moses Mukono return compete as they did in Barcelona in 2012.

The team will report in Nairobi on Sunday where preparations for the event will commence.

World Youth 800m champion Alfred Kipketer, 2 000m steeplechase champion and 3 000m champion Rosefline Chepng'etich will head to the championships with the goal of to extending their dominance in their respective races.

All African junior silver medalist Elvis Cheboi and Alex Sampao will look to assert the same dominance they enjoy on the continent at the global stage.

Joshua Masikonde, a student at Simat Secondary School in Uasin Gishu County, finally had his day in the sun after failing to make the national team in several occasions.

Jonathan Sawe (3:42.59) was too good for Hillary Cheruiyot (3:43.10) and Africa Youth champion Robert Biwott (3:43.91) in 1,500m contest. But Moses Mukono dazzled his fans as he took a fall and produced a scintillating sprint to victory in 13:46.8, beating Fredrick Kipkosgei (13:47.7).

Elvis Cheboi won the 10,000m in 28:33.73 ahead of Nicholas Kosimbei (28:37.58) and Emmanuel Bett (28:47.51).

"The race was ok,” said Cheboi.

“I am happy to have made the team and will now focus on serious training. I want to give my best the Oregon competition and graduate to seniors with at least a record in the junior level."

Kenya has had a good show at the championships since its inaugural event in 1986 in Greece.

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