When we come to athletics, Kenya always shines internationally, we have Kenyans who are holding world records from races like, Berlin, Beijing, Chicago, London, Olympics, and many different races. We have our own G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Times), Eliud Kipchonge who raced against time to break his record.
You will find Kenyans in long-distance races, Relays, Middle Distance Races, cross-country races, but we rarely shine in sprints. Our own Ferdinand Omanyala Omurna, has rescued us and changed that norm, currently he is the fastest man in Africa. He came into the limelight during the Tokyo Olympics, which took place in August 2021in Japan, where he was the first Kenyan to run in the semifinals of the men's 100M where he recorded a time of 10.00.
Yesterday in the second edition of the Kip Keino classic which was held at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, Nairobi Kenya, which was hosted by Absa bank. Ferdinand Omanyala Omurna came second clocking a 9.77 where Bromell Trayvon of the U.S.A came first at a time of 9.76.
Omanyala is a student at the University of Nairobi. He was born in Bungoma. He is married to Amluv Lavesh and they have a son Quinton Finn.
He started his career in athletics in Kenya after a friend noticed his speed while participating in rugby while still a freshman at the University of Nairobi.
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