Doha 2019: Golden Team Kenya Set to Jet Back

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The Kenyan team which did duty at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha is set to jet back in the country after a ten-day medal-hunting outing.

Athletics Kenya (AK) have announced that the team, led by captain Julius Yego will land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Monday, October 7, at 2 pm from Qatar where they have been competing since Friday, September 27.

“Athletics Kenya would like to invite you to Team Kenya reception at the  Jomo Kenyatta International Airports tomorrow (Monday, 7th, October 2019) at 2.00 pm,” the letter signed by Athletics Kenya Executive member and Chairman Youth and Development Barnaba Korir, and sent out to media read in parts.

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Timothy Cheruiyot

Team Kenya finished second behind the USA with a total of 11 Medals; five (5) gold, two (2) silver, and four (4) bronze. The USA finished at the top of the table with 30 medals; fourteen (14) gold, eleven (11) silver and four (bronze).

Kenyans who won gold include Timothy Cheruiyot (1500m), Conseslus Kipruto (3000m Steeple Chase), Hellen Obiri (5000m), Ruth Chepngetich (marathon) and Beatrice Chepkoech (3000m Steeple Chase).

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Faith Kipyegon and Margaret Chelimo won silver in 1500m and 5000m respectively.

The Sports Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Amina Mohamed will be with the team from Qatar, and at hand to receive them will be senior Government Officials from the Ministry of Sports and Heritage and Athletics Kenya members.

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