Kenya earned three medals on Monday at the World Indoor Masters Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland, which was an eventful day for Team Kenya.
Erick Shikuku, a former national 20-kilometer race walker winner, and Kenneth Mburu won gold medals, while Regina Mulatya, a two-time Africa Masters champion, took home a silver medal. Shikuku, who had previously dominated the Kenya race walking championships, took the 300-meter race walk, and Mburu, a late entry into the competition, won the 8-kilometer cross-country. (25:32.07).
Former sprinter and leader of the Kenyan delegation, Rose Tata Muya, said it was a great start for the nation, particularly since it was their first appearance at the World Indoor Masters Championships. “I am a happy leader and happy for my athletes and my country. Imagine this is our first time participating in an indoor championship, which is very tricky in very cold Poland. Winning medals in championships featuring 81 countries is no mean feat,” said Tata.