BY WILLIAM NJUGUNA AND AGENCIES
Kenyan blows away rivals at Oregon track meeting
World indoor 3000metre champion Hellen Obiri clinched the 1,500m race at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday.
Running assertively in third place for most of the race, the 24-year-old surged over the final curve and sprinted to victory in a world-leading 3:57.05 to win the race.
World champion Abeba Aregawi came home second in 3:57.57 with former world junior cross country champion Faith Chepngetich coming home third in 3:58.01
Obiri came to the event having exhausted herself overseas, first running an African record of 8:20.68 in the 3000m at the IAAF Diamond League opener in Doha on 9 May, then anchoring Kenya’s 4x1500m to a world-record victory in 16:33.58 on 24 May at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas. Read more……
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke