Rengeruk gives Kenya golden start in Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine, July 11- At the Kenyan Trials for the World Youth Championships, relative unknown Lilian Rengeruk handed World junior champion Mercy Chebwogen a surprise defeat in the 3000m. On Wednesday night in Donetsk, Rengereuk showed that her win in Nairobi was no fluke. She led from the outset, passing 1000m in 3:01.10 and 2000m in 6:02.53.
The 16-year-old won a thrilling home-straight battle with the fast-finishing Berhan of Ethiopia, who in turn registered a 9:00.06 personal best from her team-mate, Silenat, clocking a 9:01.63 best for bronze. Rengeruk, the recent winner of Kenya’s World youth trials, shot off from the gun to enjoy a 50m lead and passed the first kilometre mark in 3:01.10, showing she was on course for a sub-nine-minute time.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM