The Kenyan Team will be composed by only 48 athletes, but they will conquer an high position in the medal table thanks to their mittle and long distance runners.
There is only one exception: the javelin trower Julius Yego. It’s strange for Kenya to have an athelete who doesn’t run, but Yego is the current World Leader; his SB is 91.39m.
There are a lot of opportunity to win a medal: beginning from the tree times World and Olympic champion Ezekiel Kemboi (3000st), to the current World Champions Asbel Kiprop (1500m), Eunice Sum (800m) and Edna Kiplagat (marathon). And even the Marathon’s World Record Holder Dennis Kimetto and 800’s World Record Holder David Rudisha.
In the Kenian Team there are also a lot of World Leaders like: Wilson Kipsang (marathon), Geoffrey Kamworor and Paul Tanui (10000m), Jairus Birech, Conseslus Kipruto, Hyvin Jepkemoi and Virginia Nyambura (3000st).
200m: Mike Mokamba, Carvin Nkanata
400m: Alphas Kishoyian
800m: Ferguson Cheruiyot, Alfred Kipketer, David Rudisha
1500m: Asbel Kiprop, Silas Kiplagat, Elijah Manangoi
5000m: Emmanuel Kipsang, Isaiah Koech, Caleb Ndiku, Edwin Soi
10000m: Geoffrey Kamworor, Bedan Karoki, Paul Tanui
Marathon: Dennis Kimetto, Wilson Kipsang, Mark Korir
3000st: Jairus Birech, Ezekiel Kemboi, Brimin Kipruto, Conseslus Kipruto
400hs: Nicholas Bett, Harun Koech, Boniface Mucheru
Javelin: Julius Yego
400m: Maureen Jelagat, Joyce Zakari, Shikanda Jacinter
800m: Janeth Jepkosgei, Eunice Sum, Margaret Wambui
1500m: Nancy Chepkwemoi, Faith Kipyegon, Violah Lagat
5000m: Irene Cheptai, Mercy Cherono, Viola Kibiwot, Janet Kisa
10000m: Vivian Cheruiyot, Sally Kipyego, Betsy Saina
Marathon: Visiline Jepkesho, Edna Kiplagat, Helah Kiprop, Jemimah Sumgong
3000st: Rosefline Chepngetich, Hyvin Jepkemoi, Virginia Nyambura
400hs: Francisca Koki
Photo Adrian Dennis/AFP