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Omanyala Wants to Break Own World Record On Home Soil

Kenya and Athletics is like Europe and soccer, so inseparable. Kenya Continues to break ranks in World Athletics through our home made heroes and heroins like Ferdinand Omanyala, Kipyegon and Eliud Kipchoge to mention but a few.

As the athletes strive for more medals, Commonwealth Games and Africa 100 metres champion Ferdinand Omanyala wants to break his own Africa 100m record at the Kip Keino Classic due in just under six months.

Ferdinand Omanyala, of Kenya won the men's 100m race ahead of USA's Fred Kerley during the Kip Keino Classic at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on May 7, 2022.

Omanyala (pictured below) broke the Africa 100m record for the first time when he finished second in 9.77 sec at last year’s Kip Keino Classic, a race won by American Trayvon Bromell in 9.76 sec.

Kerley went on to win the world title in 9.86 on July 16 this year in Oregon, United States, where Omanyala, who was hit by travel hitches, reached the semis

Ferdinand Omanyala declared that it won’t be business as usual in Budapest especially after he failed to reach the finals during the World Athletics Championships in Oregon

The champion revealed to Nation Africa that he already engraved his 9.27sec record on his armband so it would act as a motivation for him to do better in an upcoming race.

He hoped to reset the record at the upcoming Kip Keino Classic on home soil. “I really hope that it will happen at the Kip Keino Classic. I want to break the African Record again at home,” said Omanyala.

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