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Squad of 50 athletes named for Rio olympics

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Rudisha at the 2012 London Olympics. He is part of the 50 select team for Rio 2016 | Image source: Radio Africa
Rudisha at the 2012 London Olympics. He is part of the 50 select team for Rio 2016 | Image source: Radio Africa

After perhaps what has been termed the most intriguing and competitive athletics trial ever held in Kenya, a squad of 50 athletes has been released by Athletics Kenya. The 50 will compete for both Individual and National glory in Rio Brazil. The list has both big names and a few new inclusions with a number of the elite athletes getting in the squad by virtue of wild cards.
The team comprise of the following:

WOMEN
400m Hurdles: Maureen Jelagat, Margaret Nyairera Wambui
800m: Margaret Nyairera Wambui, Eunice Sum, Winnie Chebet
1500m: Faith Chepngetich, Nancy Chepkwemoi, Viola Lagat
3000m S/Chase: Hyvin Kiyeng, Beatrice Chepkoech, Lydia Rotich
5000m: Vivian Cheruiyot, Hellen Obiri, Mercy Cherono
10000m: Vivian Cheruiyot, Betsy Saina, Alice Aprot Marathon, Jemima Sumgong, Helah Kiprop, Visline Jepkesho
20km Walk: Grace Wanjiru

MEN
200m: Kevin Nkanata, Mike Mokamba

400m Hurdles: Nicholas Bett, Boniface Mucheru, Aron Koech
400m: Alphas Kishoyan, Raymond Kibet, Alex Sampao, Boniface Mweresa
800m: Alfred Kipketer, Ferguson Rotich, David Rudisha
1500m: Asbel Kiprop, Elijah Manangoi, Ronald Kwemoi
3000m S/Chase: Brimin Kipruto, Conceslus Kipruto, Ezekiel Kemboi
5000m: Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku, Isaiah Kiplangat Koech
10000m: Paul Tanui, Charles Yosei, Geoffrey Kamworor, Bedan Karoki

Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge, Stanley Biwott, Wesley Korir

Javelin:Julius Yego
20km Walk: Samuel Gathimba, Simon Wachira
High Jump: Mathew Sawe

The Rugby squad was also present during the trials and they will be training in Nandi County

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