Published On: Sun, Aug 30th, 2015

Kenyans Rule in Track & Field

IAAF WC Medal Table 2015

IAAF Beijing WC 2015 – The War on Drugs in Sports is finally paying dividends! Kenya’s phenomenal success is a clear indication that without the cheaters, the real champions emerge. (by topi lyambila). The USA and Germany were the big winners in the past and we all know the statistics…. Now we can hail the true champions of Track & Field. Kenya Hoyeee! BRING ON THE OLYMPICS, it is also evident that the young champions of Beijing 2015 will be at their prime come the Brazil, RIO Olympics in 2016 just a year away.

Recently a few Kenyan athletes came into the limelight for the wrong reasons (Drug abuse), but that was in isolated instances featuring second rate athletes who cannot claim standing in the Kenyan Hall of Fame.

Captain David Rudisha,  who has been troubled by a spate of injuries rose to the occasion to lead by example when he retained his 800m World Championship title at the Nest.   The biggest winner however must be  Julius Yego, the self-acclaimed Youtube Athlete who has recorded a steady progression since 2009 from a mere 74.m throw in the Javelin to sweep away the field in Beijing with a gigantic throw of 92.72m.

Another phenomenal success story is in Nicholas Bett who surprised everyone including himself by powering away in the 400m Hurdles event.  The 400m events are normally considered among the sprint category which have never favoured Kenyans, with the exception of 1972, when by default the quartet of Charles Asati, Hezekiah Nyamau, Robert Ouko and Julius Sang won the Olympic final in Munich on the backdrop of top contenders in a disjointed USA team which had two suspensions and one injury to rule them out.

Maverick Ezekiel Kemboi, astounded everyone to bag his second consecutive World title in the steeplechase, leading home an unprecedented Kenyan clean-sweep with all entrants, 4 of them taking 1, 2, 3, and 4th positions.

The girls also deserve praise in veteran Vivian Cheruiyot, a winner in the Olympic 10,000m event at the Nest in 2008, came back from a dismal London appearance to take the podium.  It was however tears for Sum who surrendered her Moscow title in the 800m event.

Up votes: 0 Down votes: 0
Kenyans Rule in Track & Field
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)