Ndiku wins 5000m race in Zurich Switzerland

By Buckley Fedha

World Indoor champion Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku was the Kenyan star at the 13th edition of the Diamond League held Thursday night in Zurich Switzerland after winning 5000 metres race.

Ndiku who clocked 13 minutes, 07.01 seconds now sits in pole for the diamond with only one leg to go set for Brussels next Friday.

Hyvin Kiyeng and Purity Kirui finished in positions 6 and 9 respectively in the women 3000 metres steeplechase won by Habiba Gharibi of Tunisia.

Viola Kibiwot finished third in the 1500 metres as Eunice Sum crossed the line in 11th position in the race won by American Jennifer Simpson.

World record holder David Rudisha finished 3rd in the 800 metres in 1 minute, 43.96 seconds behind winner Amos Nijel of Botswana and Souleiman Ayanleh of Djibouti.

Julius Yego finished fourth in Zurich with a javelin throw of 84.71 metres.

Kenyans were not the only ones who found the going tough in Zurich, as favourite Tyson Gay finished 9th in the 100 metres.

Allyson Felix finished 7th in the ladies 100 metres.  The Diamond League season heads to the final leg, the Memorial Van Damme to be held in Brussels next Friday.