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Kenyan fastest man and African 100 metres record holder Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala faced off against Fred Kerley in the Kipkeino Classics event this evening where he managed to beat him clinching the gold medal.The 25 years old has had an outstanding season since last year when he broke in to the limelight.Omanyala has already earned himself a fortune in the sport securing multiple sponsorship deals abroad as well as in the country.He recently won a medal for the police service defeating a number of various athletes in the event,he took the event to prepare for the Kipkeino Classics. Now the second medal comes in the Kipkeino Classics event. The nation is happy for him
According to the standard news paper,In the Kipkeino Classics, his participation only earned him 87,000 ksh since the number 8th is awarded such an amount. 87,000 shillings in less than fifteen seconds is somebody else's salary of three months.Winning the gold medal earns him more than a million Kenyan shillings. However,his exploits saw him finish ahead of Fred Kerley. He will be looking to build on his records ahead of the next event.Being the first 100 metres world event,the Kenyan will be setting goals for the next championships.He has changed the narrative as far as short races in the country are concerned.
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