Why Ferdinand Omanyala’s Kipkeino Classic Win Is Monumental

On Saturday, May 7th Ferdinand Omanyala stole the spotlight in 100m race at the Kipkeino Classic in Kasarani Stadium.

Ferdinand Omanyala Upsets Olympics Silver Medalist Fred Kerley

The Kenyan sprint sensation crossed the finish line first, upsetting Olympics Silver medalist Fred Kerley and six other competitors.

2022, 100m World Lead Time

Ferdinand Omanyala’s 9.85 stopage time is a 2022 world lead, making the sprinter World Fastest Man this year.

Africa’s 100m record holder excited fans in his home stadium, receiving cheers from the ecstatic audience.

After the win, the sprinter thanked his team and supporters writing on Twitter;

“Thanks team. We give God the glory and focus on the next assignment. Thanks to everyone out there who believes in me.”

He added, “The fans came out in large numbers, and I’m greatful for the win at the 100m race with a world lead 9.85 seconds.”

Omanyala said he is happy for the win, adding, “I had planned well and was really certain to carry the day. I now prepare for the World Championships.”

He now shifts his attention to 2022 African Athletics Championships in Mauritius scheduled from June 8th to 12th where he is eyeing triple gold in 100m and 200m as well as the 4x100m.