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Kenya Olympic trials add excitement to 10,000m races

The meeting will begin with a true reminder of the imminent arrival Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The men’s and women’s 10,000 meters, which are contested as races outside of the Diamond League, will also serve as a race Kenya Olympic Trials for those events.

World Athletics Championships 2023 silver medalist Daniel Simiu Ebenyo, currently ranked No. 1 in the world over 10,000m, will top the men’s start list in Eugene. He will be challenged by Benson Kiplangat, bronze medalist at the 2024 World Cross Country Championships and about a dozen more of his compatriots.

The women’s 10,000 meters will be equally fascinating, if not historic, as the Ethiopians Gudaf Tsegay chase the world record in Eugene. She will try to run faster than 29:01.03the current world record set by Letesenbet Gidey, Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medalist.

Your attempt will make Kenya Olympic Trials Even more difficult when athletes try to maintain their pace while competing against each other. BĂ©atrice Chebet, bronze medalist at the 2023 World Athletics Championships and Emmaculate Achol, two-time cross country world champion will be among the favorites to challenge Tsegay and bring honor to Kenya.

The Olympic standard is 27:00.00 for the men’s 10,000 m and 30:40.00 for the women’s 10,000 m. Kenya already has more than three athletes, the maximum that a nation can enter in a single event in Paris 2024, with Olympic standard in both races. It should be a fierce battle to determine which team heads to Paris 2024.

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