Kenya Sports news:
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 30 – Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto will headline the men’s 3000m steeplechase at Golden Spike in Ostrava, Czech Republic June 28, organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting have announced.
The men’s event was last staged in Ostrava in 2013 when Kipruto, then a rising star inside event as well as also still just 18, took a comfortable victory less than two months before racing to silver at the globe Championships in Moscow.
This specific year the Kenyan returns as the reigning Olympic champion, one of seven already confirmed for the event.
Germany vs Czech Republic in men’s javelin
Rio winners Mo Farah, Wayde Van Niekerk, David Rudisha, Christian Taylor as well as also Anita Wlodarczyk have already been announced, along with Germany’s Thomas Rohler who will headline a unique Germany vs Czech Republic match inside men’s javelin throw.
Rohler, who opened his season using a mammoth 93.90m effort in Doha on 5 May, will lead a German quartet in which includes Johannes Vetter, Andreas Hofmann as well as also Lars Hamann against a Czech squad composed of 2017 IAAF Diamond League winner Jakub Vadlejch, 2013 world champion Vitezslav Vesely, Jaroslav Jilek as well as also Petr Frydrych.
The German team, which will be captained by 1972 Olympic champion Klaus Wolfermann, has exhibited extraordinary form as well as also depth This specific season, with Vetter improving to 89.68m in Doha, Hoffman to 88.79m in Offenburg, as well as also Hamann to 86.71m, also at the 13 May meeting in Offenburg.
On current form, the standout on the Czech squad, captained by throwing legend Jan Zelezny, is usually Vadlejch who has twice come within 20 centimetres of 88 metres This specific season.
Each of the eight men will have six throws, with the best counting inside team tally.
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Conseslus set for Ostrava return