Tanui makes huge statement at Kip Keino Classic


Tanui makes huge statement at Kip Keino Classic
Paul Tanui blazed to victory at Nyayo in the 10km race. PHOTO/Sportpicha/Citizen Digital

In Summary

  • In a well orchestrated victory, Tanui clocked 28:06.9 ahead of Nathan Lagat who finished second in 28:22.28 as Yosei Mneria of Kenya Prisons came home third in 28:26.77 in the 10,000m race.

Chief athletics writer at Nyayo

Olympic 10,000m silver medallist Paul Tanui made a resounding comeback to the limelight as he strolled to victory at the Kip Keino Classic Continental event on Saturday.

In a well orchestrated victory, Tanui clocked 28:06.9 ahead of Nathan Lagat who finished second in 28:22.28 as Yosei Mneria of Kenya Prisons came home third in 28:26.77 in the 10km race.

The soft spoken athlete said he is happy to win the race as he prepares for the delayed Olympic Games set for Tokyo in 2021.

“I am happy for the win and although it was not my first win I think it is a good result and I am happy. It has not been easy,” said Tanui.

On his part, Lagat said he was contend with the second spot.

” I tried my best and for me I gave it all for today’s result and I am happy,” said Lagat.

Meanwhile, in the women’s 400m hurdles, African Games champion Vanice Kerubo Nyagisera led from gun to tape to win the race on 63.29 seconds ahead of Caro Waiganjo who placed second in 64.82 seconds as Elizabeth Kamuyu closed the podium in 66.09 seconds.

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