Nairobi Continental Tour:Paul Tanui obliterates field wins 10,000m

Written By: Bernard Okumu


Olympic silver medalist Paul Kipn’getich Tanui set Nyayo National Stadium alight as he raced to victory in men’s 10,000m race at the World Athletics Continental Gold  Tour.

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Kiptanui who finished second behind Great Britain’s Mo Farah  at the Rio 2016 Olympics over the same distance broke from the leading pack with three laps to go storming to victory in  28 minutes .06.90 seconds, a life time best.

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“This is my first outdoor race this season and this victory with my season best 28:06.90 gives me hope that my training is going on well. It’s been difficult with the Covid-19 restrictions but this race closes my season as I hope to come back ready for next year’s Tokyo Olympics”.Tanui said.

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Nathan Lagat of KDF was second in 28 minutes 22.28 seconds while Yosei Mneria was third in 28 minutes 26.77 seconds.

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In men’s Javelin alexander Kiprotich took aadavantage of the absence of fpormer world champion Julius Yego to win the men’s title after registering a throw of 76.71m.

Poland’s  Chmielak Hubert was second  with a throw of 75.47m.Belgium’s Herman Timothy was third .


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