When the Kenyan sprinter broke and set new national and continental sprint records of 9.77 seconds at the second edition of the ABSA Kip Keino Classic at Kasarani Stadium a fortnight ago, Silas Isangi, head of Athletics Tanzania, a country not known for athletics, was impressed.
Isangi was so impressed that he has issued a rallying cry to Tanzanian organizers to include more track and field events, particularly sprints, in their events.
Even as Omanyala and other Kenyan athletes made Kenya proud, President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the KipKeino Classics and cheered on athletes from all around the world.
Omanyala's world-record-breaking performance made him Africa's and the world's fastest man. Former world champions like as Justin Gatlin were defeated by him.
Omanyala impressed the president of Athletics Tanzania, according to reports in leading Tanzanian publications, who now wants sprints to be included in the country's field and track races.
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