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Team for world championships named

01 August 2015, 20:27

Nairobi - Kenya named their team on Saturday for this month's world championships in Beijing following the national trials.

Some top athletes were granted wildcard entries, including world 3,000 metres champion Caleb Mwangangi and Mercy Cherono, who will compete in Beijing over 5,000m despite finishing second at the trials in the 1,500m.

Olympic 10,000m silver medallist Sally Kipyego, who suffered stomach cramps and did not finish the women's 10,000m on Friday, was also included in the team.

Kenya team:

Women 400m - Joy Sakari, Maurine Chelegat 800m - Eunice Sum, Janeth Jepkosgei 1,500m - Faith Chepng'etich, Nancy Jepkemoi, Viola Lagat

3,000m steeplechase - Ivy Kiyeng, Roselyne Chepngetich, Virginia Nyambura

5,000m - Viola Kibiwott, Irene Chemutai, Mercy Cherono

10,000m - Vivian Cheruiyot, Betsy Saina, Sally Kipyego Marathon - Edna Kiplagat, Jemima Jelegat, Hella Kiprop, Vaseline Jepkesho.

Men Javelin - Julias Yego

400m - Elphas Kishoyan

800m - Ferguson Rotich, David Rudisha, Alfred Kipketer

1,500m - Asbel Kiprop, Silas Kiplagat, Elijah Matonei

3,000m SC - Ezekiel kemboi, Jairus Birech, Conseslus Kipruto, Brimin Kipruto

5,000m - Edwin Soi, Emmanuel Kipsang, Caleb Mwangangi

10,000m - Geoffrey Kamworor, Bedan Karoki, Paul Tanui Marathon - Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto, Mark Korir.

- Reuters


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