In case you have missed it, Kenya's 100m athlete Ferdinand Omanyala has won the 100m race a couple of hours ago at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.
The race took place under the Kip Keino Classic meeting that was inaugurated in 2020. It is named after Kenyan Olympian Kipchoge Keino who was a pioneer athlete that won a gold and silver medal in the 1968 Olympics.
Ferdinand Omanyala won with an impressive record of 9.85 to top the fastest time this year. The race included other formidable top athletes; USA's Fred Kerley and Isaiah Young. According to worldathletics.org, that time is rated 20th in the all time fastest 100m speed ever. Fred Kerley, an Olympics silver medalist came second clocking 9.92.
The victory was witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the First lady Margaret Kenyatta, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed and Kipchoge Keino. After the win, Ferdinand Omanyala was immediately whisked to the VIP area to receive a well deserved congratulation by these dignitaries.
Ferdinand Omanyala who is 26yrs old specializes in the 100m and 200m events. He currently holds the National as well as the African 100m record with an impressive 9.77 he clocked last year, September 2021.
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