May 20, 2024

Tebogo among key attractions at Kip Keino Classic

Tebogo among key attractions at Kip Keino Classic
Tebogo/File Photo

Botswana’s sprints sensation Letsile Tebogo is set to illuminate the Kip Keino Classic set for Nyayo Stadium on Saturday 20 April.

The world 100m silver medalist is returning to Nairobi, where he first burst onto the international scene at the World Junior Championships in 2021, eager to continue his ascent in the world of athletics.

“He’s back to Kenya. Letsile Tebogo will run the 200 m at @kipkeinoclassic next 20 April. He’s coming back to the same place where he got his first international achievement at the World Junior Championships in 2021,” his management announced on Instagram. 

According to the viral IG post, Tebogo will be competing in the 200m event in Kenya.

This announcement follows his remarkable achievements, including a world-leading performance of 19.94 (-1.2) in the 200m at the ASA Athletics Grand Prix (WACT Challenger), in March.

Additionally, in February, Tebogo made headlines by setting a new world best in the 300m with a time of 30.69 at the Simbine Curro Classic Shoot-Out in Pretoria, South Africa.

This performance eclipsed the previous world best of 30.81, held by Wayde van Niekerk since June 28, 2017, further establishing Tebogo as a dominant force in sprinting.

As Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani hosted the Under-20 World Athletics Championships in 2021, despite being a relative unknown on the global stage, Tebogo stunned everyone by winning the 100m race.

Apart from the big win, he also secured a silver in the 200m category.

Tebogo had a respectable start on the global stage. His career was likewise propelled to its monstrous peak in the early 2024 season that has seen him secure three world leads and one world record.

Additionally, he became the first athlete in 2024 to get close to Usain Bolt’s 200m World Record of 19.19 seconds with a remarkable time of 19.94 seconds in the 200m.