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Kenyans fill Africa's Continental Cup team

01 September 2014, 09:47

Nairobi - Kenya’s Boniface Mucheru has been selected to represent the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) team for the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup.

The African 400m bronze medalist will team up with Isaac Makwala from Botswana, South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk and Saviour Kombe from Zambia in hopes of bringing home gold.

The last time Makwala, Van Niekerk and Mucheru met up they were fierce rivals, competing with each other at the African Championships in Marrakech, Morocco.

Makwala took gold in 44.23, with Van Niekerk second in 45.00 and Mucheru winning bronze in 45.07.

Several other Kenyan athletes have been elected to the team. World Indoor 3 000m, and Commonwealth Games and Africa 5 000m champion Caleb Mwangangi will take part in the men’s 3 000m race.

African championships silver medalist Isaiah Kiplangat will take part in the 5 000m, while African silver medalist Asbel Kiprop will run in the 1 500m

Africa champion and 2014 Diamond League Series 3 000m steeplechase leader Jairus Birech is another and Commonwealth Games and Africa javelin champion Julius Yego will also be in the hunt for medals.

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