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Athletics-Olympic champions Rudisha and Kemboi sail through Kenya trials


<p>Kenya’s olympic champions David Rudisha, Brimin Kipruto and Ekekiel kemboi have sailed to the finals of their races as the East African country’s Olympic trials kicked off on Thursday.</p> <p>The 2012 London Olympic champion and four-time world champion, Kemboi booked a place in the 3,000m steeplechase final by finishing third in the first semi-final.</p> <p>However,Thomas Longosiwa, who won bronze in the 2012 London Olympics missed out on one of the three slots for selection to the Rio Games which begin on August 5.</p> <p>The 800m world and Olympic champion and world record holder, Rudisha won his semi-final ahead of Jackson Kivuva and Jonathan Kitilit.</p> <p>5000m commonwealth games champion and last year’s world silver medalist,Caleb Ndiku Mwangangi won his race and booked a ticket for the Rio games.</p> <p>“I’m not going to promise that I’m going to beat them but they can expect a lot of challenge from me. But I know that timing is everything, I’m very fresh because I have not done anything since the season began,” he said.</p> <p>Vivian Cheruiyot also known as “Pocket Rocket” who won bronze in 10,000m in London and Silver in the 5,000m four years ago will go for the 5,000m on Friday.</p> <p>“It was really amazing because it is my first time to run under 32 (minutes) on Kenyan soil so I’m so happy” she” added.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/FYlVO1MQ2S">https://t.co/FYlVO1MQ2S</a> <a href="https://t.co/FYlVO1MQ2S">https://t.co/FYlVO1MQ2S</a> Olympic champions Rudisha and Kemboi sail through Kenya trials <a href="https://t.co/XDZmC8fuWd">https://t.co/XDZmC8fuWd</a></p>— sushil punia (@sushilpunia) <a href="https://twitter.com/sushilpunia/status/748552070559502336">June 30, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The trials attracted one of the biggest crowds ever seen in Kenyan athletics history, including legendary names who pioneered Kenya’s middle and long distance running excellence</p> <p><strong><em>Reuters</strong></em></p>

I'm not going to promise that I'm going to beat them but they can expect a lot of challenge from me.

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