Team Kenya

by Ben Ayuko

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Team Kenya to represent our country at the Olympics has been finalized. It contains 37 members {22 Men and 15 Women} all spread out across 16 events.

Notable inclusions include Ferdinand Omanyala representing our country in the 100m; he’ll be looking to achieve his first ever medal on the world stage as well as Kenya’s first ever podium finish in the 100m event on the grandest of stages.    

Another is Eliud Kipchoge. After he broke the internet with the INEOS challenge, Kipchoge will be looking to make even more history when he represents our country in the Marathon.

Samuel Gathimba is another inclusion just for the absurdity of it. I mean, obviously I wish him the best of luck, I just didn’t know we had any contestants representing us in the Race-Walking event.

Faith Kipyegon, the current defending Olympic Champion and World Record Holder in the 1500m, is also going and she is sure to give us something to cheer about from here at home.

Beatrice Chebet, who has been described as “sweet and humble in person, but a lioness on the track”, just recently shattered the world record in the 10,000m and she will surely be aiming for some more fireworks at the Olympic Games. Of course, she will be coming up against Faith Kipyegon in the 5000m, so that rivalry might be something to watch on the day.

Those are just some names to watch out for, but really, we should watch out for all of them and give them all the support they deserve when the time comes.

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