Prudence Sekgodiso and Miranda Coetzee Smash PB’s at Kip Keino Classic

South Africa’s Prudence Sekgdiso beat World Champion Halimah Nakaayi in a time of 1:58.41 in the 800m race at the Kip Keino Classic in Kenya on Saturday, 7 May 2022. Photo: Absa Kenya (Twitter)

The third edition of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold’s Kip Keino Classic saw some of South Africa’s best rising athletes represent the country at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, 7 May 2022.

In the women’s 400m and 800m, Miranda Coetzee and Prudence Sekgodiso led the pack, taking a gold medal each in their respective meters.

Coetzee finished with a time of 51.50, while Sekgodiso beat World Champion Halimah Nakaayi in 1:58.41 – both Personal Best times for the two stars.

While in other events, the 200m was a close call as Aminatou Seyni of Nigeria took pole position on the podium finishing the race in 22:43, ahead of Shannon Ray (22:84) and Dezerea Bryant (22:92).

Jamaican’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was the star in the 100m race, taking the victory in a time of 10.67.

“I’m impressed with the cheering and the love from the fans. Kenya has an amazing crowd. I love the hospitality I have received. I’m impressed with the season best at a high altitude 10.67,” revealed Fraser-Pryce after her win.

Behind the Jamaican in second was Bassant Heminda taking the silver medal with a PB of 11.02 and Shannon Ray of USA walking away in third (11.33).

The 3000m saw Norah Jento lead with a time of 9:04.95, Faith Cherotih came in second (9:12.04) and Peruth Chemutai rounding up the top three with a time of 9:20.07.

 

Photo 1 Caption: South Africa’s Prudence Sekgdiso beat World Champion Halimah Nakaayi in a time of 1:58.41 in the 800m race at the Kip Keino Classic in Kenya on Saturday, 7 May 2022. Photo: Absa Kenya (Twitter)

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