Kenya team announced for Bahamas relay events
from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA has announced teams that will represent the country at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relay Championships set for Bahamas this weekend.
Apart from announcing the strong squads, the Athletics Kenya (AK) also announced huge winning incentives for the excelling athletes.
The men squad of 4X200m will comprise Pius Muia, Geoffrey Kiprotich, Michael Mokamba, Collins Omae and Mark Otieno while the 4x400m men’s team boasts Alex Sampao, Boniface Mweresa, Michael Makan, Alfas Keshoyan and Raymond Kibet.
In the men’s 4x800m, Kenya fielded Alfred Kipketer, Nicholas Kiplagat, Jeremiah Mutai, Timothy Kiptum, Bernard Kipyegon with the Medley squad being bolstered by Asbel Kiprop, Ronald Kwemoi, Ferguson Rotich, Abednego Chesebe and Pogisho.
In the women’s squads, Kenya selected a strong team for 4x800m comprising Annet Mwanzi, Sheila Chesang, Eglay Nalianya, Sylvia Cherop and Purity Cherotich while Selah Jepleting, Sylvia Chesebe, Virginia Nyambura, Joyce Zachary and Francisca Koki will form the Medley female team.
AK announced a total of Sh126 million for the combined teams with the relay teams to win gold will pocket Sh4, 5 million while the team to settle on silver will walk away with Sh2,7 million and bronze team to receive Sh1, 8 million.
AK also offered consolation prizes of Sh1 million to the fourth winning teams while the fifth best will receive Sh900 000.
– CAJ News
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