Kenyans in action on final day of World Indoor Championships

Kenyans in action on final day of World Indoor Championships

Kenyans in action on final day of World Indoor Championships

The curtain closes on the IAAF World Indoor Championships games taking place at Birmingham,Great Britain & N.I. on Sunday with three Kenyan athletes participating in two of  the eight finals on schedule.

First on the track for Kenya will be Bethwell Birgen and Davis Kiplangat who will compete in the 3,000m final at 6:35pm Kenyan time. Birgen was fifth in heat one won by Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha while Kiplangat managed second place finish in the slower heat two won by another Ethiopian Selemon Barega.

Vincent Kibet who finished second in the 1500m heats will hit the track at 7:12pm Kenyan time in the final of the race.

The 800m Women will be a no show for Kenya as Kenyan Winny Chebet faded to finish last in her heat.

On day three in the 1500m final, the 2015 world 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba finished a comfortable 0.96 clear of the field in 4:05.27 to win Gold ahead of British Laura Muir (4:06.23) and Sifan Hassan (4:07.26) of Netherlands. This was another disappointing race for Kenya as  Winny Chebet finished fifth in 4:12.08, with steeplechaser Beatrice Chepkoech in a disappointing seventh after timing 4:13.59.

On day one, Kenya's Hellen Obiri could not manage the pace in the 3000m race won by the same Genzebe Dibaba. With two golds so far won by Genzebe Dibaba, Ethiopia top in Africa and are second behind USA in the overall medal standings.

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