The countdown to the prestigious 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary is at the tail end. Therefore, Nations are in the race to select the Crème de la Crème of their talents for representation in the spectacle.
The National trials in the country were held on July 7 and 8, 2023 where 160 athletes turned up to grab the qualifications tickets.
A total of 57 athletes were selected after the trial’s curtains were closed. However, ten of the athletes are not guaranteed Budapest’s tickets since they never met the World Championships qualification standards.
They have 21 days to clinch the qualification standards or hope the World rankings Meta will be kind to them. The window of qualifying for the World Championships is set to wind on July 30, 2023.
The following athletes include;
- Ferguson Rotich.
- Wycliffe Kinyamal.
- Kennedy Kimeu.
- Zablon Ekwam.
- Kevin Tauta
- Mercy Oketch.
- Maureen Thomas.
- Millicent Ndoro.
- Simon Koech
- Naomi Korir.
Here is the list of the 57 athletes;
100m men – Ferdinand Omanyala
400m men – Boniface Mweresa
400mhurdles men – Wiseman Were
800m women – Mary Moraa, Peninah Mutisya, Vivian Chebet
800m men – Emmanuel Korir, Emmanuel Wanyonyi, Alex Ng’eno, Ferguson Rotich
1500m women – Faith Kipyegon, Nelly Chepchirchir, Brenda Chebet, Edina Jebitok
1500m men – Timothy Cheruiyot, Reynold Kipkorir, Abel Kipsang
3000m steeplechase – Jackline Chepkoech, Faith Cherotich, Beatrice Chepkoech
30000m steeplechase men – Abraham Kibiwott, Leonard Bett, Simon Koech
5,000m women – Beatrice Chebet, Faith Kipyegon, Lilian Kasait, Margaret Chelimo
5000m men – Nicholas Kimeli, Jacob Krop, Daniel Simiu Ebenyo, Cornelius Kemboi
10,000m women – Irene Kimais, Agnes Jebet, Grace Loibach
10,000m men – Nicholas Kimeli, Bernard Kibet, Kibiwott Kandie
20km racing walk – Samuel Gathimba, Emily Ngii
Javelin – Julius Yego
Marathon women – Rosemary Wanjiru Sally Chepyego, Betty Chepkwony, Margaret Wangari
Marathon men – Titus Kipruto, Timothy Kiplagat, Joshua Kabelech, Michael Githae Mugo