Ezekiel Kemboi wins the 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF World Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright
General News Nairobi, Kenya

Defending champions Kemboi, Sum, Kiprop and Kiplagat lead Kenya’s team for Beijing

Following the conclusion of the national trials, Athletics Kenya selected 46 athletes to compete at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 later this month.

Three-time world champion and double Olympic champion Ezekiel Kemboi only finished fourth in the steeplechase at the trials, but will make use of his wild card as the defending world champion.

World champions Asbel Kiprop and Eunice Sum also had wild cards in the men’s 1500m and women’s 800m respectively, but they guaranteed their places on the team by winning in Nairobi this weekend.

Two-time world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat was among the names announced earlier this year on the provisional marathon teams for Beijing. World record-holder Dennis Kimetto and Wilson Kipsang feature on the men’s team.

Brimin Kipruto, Vivian Cheruiyot and Janeth Jepkosgei, all winners at past editions of the IAAF World Championships, are among the names on this year’s team.

Kenyan team for Beijing

MEN
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
10,000m: Geoffrey Kamworor, Bedan Karoki, Paul Tanui
Marathon: Dennis Kimetto, Wilson Kipsang, Mark Korir
3000m steeplechase: Jairus Birech, Ezekiel Kemboi, Brimin Kipruto, Conseslus Kipruto
400m hurdles: Nicholas Bett, Harun Koech, Boniface Mucheru
Javelin: Julius Yego

WOMEN
400m:
Maureen Jelagat, Joyce Zakari
800m: Janeth Jepkosgei, Eunice Sum
1500m: Nancy Chepkwemoi, Faith Kipyegon, Violah Lagat
5000m: Irene Cheptai, Mercy Cherono, Viola Kibiwot, Janet Kisa
10,000m: Vivian Cheruiyot, Sally Kipyego, Betsy Saina
Marathon: Visiline Jepkesho, Edna Kiplagat, Helah Kiprop, Jemimah Sumgong
3000m steeplechase: Rosefline Chepngetich, Hyvin Jepkemoi, Virginia Nyambura
400m hurdles: Francisca Koki