Athletics Kenya (AK) has selected a strong team with a good blend of youth and experience for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after the Kenyan trials held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Saturday.
World 5,000m champion Hellen Onsando Obiri and Olympic and World 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto, both wildcard entrants, will headline the Kenyan team to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Obiri, will be joined in the women’s 5000m by African champion Margaret Chelimo and fast-rising Africa Youth 1,500m silver medallist Eva Cherono.
Kipruto will team up with African 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Abraham Kibiwott and World U20 3,000m steeplechase champion Amos Kirui in the men’s steeplechase competition.
The 2015 World 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett will lead his brother Aaron Koech to competition in the event in Australia.
TEAM KENYA – Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia
Women 20km walk
Men 20km Walk
Women 400m Hurdles
Men 400m Hurdles
Men 3000m steeplechase
Women 3000m steeplechase
Celliphine Chepteek Chespol
Men 110 hurdles
Women Long Jump
Men Long Jump
Men Triple Jump
Joseph Ochieng (Team Manager)
Philip Ngovi (Assistant Team Manager)
Mary Chege (Chaperone)
Japheth Kemei (Head Coach)
Julius Kirwa, Joseph Kirwa, William Murgor (Assistant Coaches)
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