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Ethiopian Tamirat Tola Wins Men 42Km Marathon In Oregon As Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor Finished Fifth.

Kenyans have continued struggling in the Oregon World Athletic Championships that are currently on going. In the just completed men's 42km Marathon, the gold medal has been won by Ethiopian star, Tamirat Tola who has set a new championship record by clocking 2:05:36.

The Ethiopian team have also won the Silver medal. It has been won by Mosinet Geremew who ran in 2:06:45. The bronze medal has been won by Belgium star, Bashir Abdi who ran in 2:06:49. The two have also ran under the previous world championships time of 2:06:54 that had previously been set by Kenyan Abel Kirui in 2009.

The fifth position has been taken by Cameron Levin of Canada who has ran in 2:07:10. Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor finished 5th after running in 2:07:15. The other Kenyan, Barnabas Kiptum finished 14th. Therefore, no Kenyan made it in the podium and this is a big disappointment to the nation.

With two golds and one silver, Ethiopia are the leading African nation currently. They have a strong team overall and it seems they might win more gold as Championship continues. They might beat team Kenya who seems weak in this championship.

Majority of Kenyans are blaming Athletic Kenya for the poor performance being registered in Oregon. They are highlighting poor team selection and corruption in Athletic officials as the major thing resulting to poor performance. Anyway, congratulations to Tola for winning the gold. As team Kenya, we live to fight another day.

Which word to do you have to team Kenya? What should they do to win in the remaining races?

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Bashir Abdi Ethiopian Kenyan Mosinet Geremew Oregon World Athletic Championships


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