Track star Ferdinand Omanyala made history over the weekend in the Kip Keino Classic Tour, at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Omanyala clocked a time of 9.77 to break Kenya’s 100m National record for the 5th time.
The 25-year-old came in second behind American Trayvon Bromwel. Whereas, Olympics 100m champion Justin Gatlin finished third in the race.
Africa’s 100m Record Holder
With Ferdinand Omanyala’s new record, he becomes the fastest man in Africa, breaking South African, Akani Simbine’s 9.84 record set in July 2021.
“I have conquered Africa, next I’m going for the World record,” He said.
“I promised my fans a good show and I’m happy I delivered,”
The Kenyan Sprinter ran the second-fastest time in the world this year and is now ranked eighth in the World 100m all-time list.
Team Kenya, Big Win at the Kip Keino Classic Tour
Apart from Omanyala;s thrilling performance, other Kenyans made their mark in the second edition of the Tour.
As expected, double Olympic women’s 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon came first in 4:02.40.
In the women’s 3,000m steeplechase, Celliphine Chespol recorded a victory with a time of 9:30.55.
Team Kenya made a clean sweep in the Women’s 400m & 400m hurdle, Men’s 400m & 400m hurdles, as well as Men’s 10, 000m.
The women’s 5,000 metres was won by Margaret Kipkemboi, in 14:55.27, and fellow Kenyan Eva Cherono came in second clocking a time of 15:12.16.
Mary Moraa won the women’s 800m in 2:00.11.
And Vincent Keter Finished the season in style, winning the Men’s 1,500m race.