Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Kenya pick Rudisha, Kemboi despite missing Games trials

08 June 2014, 10:02

Nairobi - Olympic and world 800 metres record holder David Rudisha and twice Olympic champion Ezekiel Kemboi have been picked in Kenya's Commonwealth Games team even though they missed the trials that ended on Saturday.

Athletics Kenya named a huge squad of 66 athletes for the event that starts in Glasgow on July 23.

Twice world 1,500 champion Asbel Kiprop will miss out because he did not finish his race in the trials.

Commonwealth Games 1,500 champion Silas Kiplagat did not show up and will not be defending his title.

Rudisha missed the trials but was granted a lifeline by the selectors as he is still in the United States and due to compete in a Diamond League meeting in New York next Saturday.

Kemboi will compete in the Games for the fourth time in a row. He won silver in 2002 (Manchester), gold in 2006 (Melbourne) and silver in 2010 (New Dehli).

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on
 Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- Reuters


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
William Korir
CORD to stop Jubilee efforts to r...

The CORD Coalition will not allow plans to remove Kenya from the Rome Statutes take place, it has said. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
How long will it take Kenya to le...

Kenya is looking to leave the ICC. But what is the process behind the exit? Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Jubilee resumes efforts to push K...

Kenya will this week resume efforts to leave the ICC court. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
How to treat him right

Men want to go home to a woman who makes them feel loved and appreciated. Here's how to make him feel special here: Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Kenyans demand action after femal...

This comes a few days after a female passenger was drugged and then robbed in a matatu plying the Kenyatta – Kencom route. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Natural aphrodisiacs to boost lib...

It is advisable to take them before sex in order to achieve maximum benefit. Read more...