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Moraa,Chebet and Komen open their season with wins in Doha

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World 800m champion Mary Moraa ,World cross country champion Beatrice Chebet and All African games champion Brian Komen won their races at the 3rd Diamond League championships in Doha on Friday night.

Moraa shook off stiff competition from world indoor silver medallist Jemma Reekie to win the 800m in a season’s best of 1:57.91, finishing 0.51 ahead of the Briton, while Benin’s Noelie Yarigo was third in 1:58.70.

Beatrice Chebet was similarly impressive in the women’s 5000m emerging victorious in a world leading time 14:26.98 .

Brian Komen got the better of the former world champion Timothy Cheruiyot in the men’s 1500m, winning in 3:32.43,24 secs ahead of Cheruiyot in 2nd place ,while Reynold Cheruiyot was placed 3rd in third in 3:32.96.

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