Saturday, May 28, 2011

Africa champ Kiprop reigns supreme in Iten

Africa 10,000m champion Wilson Kiprop on Friday beat a quality field to win his specialty at the final leg of National Bank of Kenya and Athletics Kenya track and field meeting at Kamariny Stadium, Iten.

The athletes struggled for qualifying marks as they braved slippery conditions and cold weather following a heavy downpour the previous night.

And a police crackdown in the morning on vehicles flouting traffic regulations contributed to most runners reaching the stadium late.

Kiprop, who had been out of action following a career threatening knee injury after winning the World Half Marathon Championships last year, led a pack of five runners as World Youth 3,000 bronze medalist Paul Lonyangata, Levy Matebo and Kenneth Kipkemboi ketp tabs.