Sunday, August 5, 2012

Farah Rupp Bekele deny Kenya medals

Great Britain’s Mo Farah dominated to the finish to bag gold in a thrilling 10,000m final on Saturday night. Three of the Kenyans in the race Wilson Kiprop, Bedan Muchiri Karoki and Moses Masai could not keep up with the trio of Farah, Rupp and Bekele.  

The Somali-born Farah posted a time of 27:30.42 ahead of American Galen Rupp who came second in 27:30.90. Ethiopia’s Tariku Bekele finished in 27:31.43 picking up bronze.  

After 18 minutes, Wilson Kiprop pulled out of the race with an injury while compatriot Karoki and Masai finished fifth (27:92.34) and twelfth (27:41.34) respectively.  

The 10,000m medal has evaded Kenya for 44 years, having been last won in 1968 by Naftali Temu in the Mexico Games.  

Kenya now is at 39th position with two medals won yesterday by Sally Kipyego and Vivian Cheruiyot.

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