AK releases names of athletes to IAAF World Relays in Yokohama

Written By: Claire Wanja

The colour blue in the logo symbolises the host city Yokohama and its surrounding ocean and seaport, a gateway for visitors from all over the world. The red represents the rising sun.

Athletics Kenya(AK) says it has selected a team to represent the country during the World Relay Championships to be held next month on 11th-12th in Yokohama, Japan after a successful National Relay Championships last weekend .

In a statement Wednesday, AK noted that as per IAAF World Relays 2019 entry standards, some of the events like the 4x200M (Men and Women), 4x400M Mixed Relay and 2x2x400M Mixed Relay do not require qualifying time.

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That being the case, AK selected various athletes at the National Championships to represent Kenya at the event.

For the ones with entry standards like for the 4x100m, 4x400m and the shuttle relay events, Kenyan athletes did qualify.

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In the 4X200M men they picked Nyangáu Mike Mokamba, Chege Samuel, Asamba Dan Kiviasi, Omurwa Ferdinand Omanyala and OdhiamboMark Otieno.

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In the 4X200M women; Ndoro Milcent, Cherono Joan, Murandafu Eunice Kadogo, Michira Neviah Mong’ina, Chebet Diana and MwangiFreshia Wangari were picked.

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In the 4X400M mixed relay; Momanyi Jared, Koech Aron Kipchumba, KiliiHellen Syombua, Imali Maximilla and Thomas Maureen Nyatichi were selected.

And in the 2X2X400M mixed relay they selected Rotich Ferguson Cheruiyot, Kipruto Collins, Nalyanya Eglay Nafuna and Tuei Emily Cherotich.

The selected team will start their residential training on tomorrow (Thursday) at Nyayo National Stadium.



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