Nairobi 2021: Vincent Kibet wins Men’s 1500m World U20 Championship

Kenya’s Vincent Kibet Keter has won the men’s 1500m World Under 20 Championships. The home-based Kenyan athlete came through with a sprint finish in front of his home fans in 3:37.24 at the Kasarani National Stadium in Nairobi. Ethiopia’s upcoming wonder kids Wegene Addisu and Malkeneh also shared the second and third places on the podium with their rivals in the middle and distance running are concerned. Wegene Addisu finished in 3:37.86 just s second from Kenya’s Vincent Kibet’s winning time while team compatriot Melkeneh Azize’s finished in 3:40.22.

World Under 20 Championships

The official result. Nairobi 2021: Vincent Kibet wins Men’s 1500m World U20 Championship.

POS NAME TIME COUNTRY
1 VINCENT KIBET KETER 3:37.24 KENYA
2 WEGENE ADDISU 3:37.86 ETHIOPIA
3 MELKENEH AZIZE 3:40.22 ETHIOPIA
4 POL ORIACH 3:40.36 SPAIN
5 PETER MARU 3:41.45 UGANDA
6 ABDEREZAK SULEMAN 3:42.53 ERITREA
7 HAMZA BOUCHALLIKH 3:46.75 MOROCCO
8 JEAN DE DIEU BUTOYI 3:47.42 PB BURUNDI
9 SANTTU HEIKKINEN 3:49.14 FINLAND
10 YLIES MIHOUBI 4:00.63 FRANCE
  KAMAR ETIANG DQ KENYA
  DAWIT SEARE DNS ERITREA

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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