Lotto Road to Birminghah: Eliud Kipchoge’s Record Breaker Kimeli Qualifies for Commonwealth Games

Lotto Road to Birminghah: Eliud Kipchoge’s Record Breaker Kimeli Qualifies for Commonwealth Games

Nicholas Kimeli the man who broke a record held by World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge booked his ticket to Birmingham and Oregon during the Athletics Kenya/Lotto Commonwealth Games trials at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Friday, June 24th, 2022.

Kimeli, who clocked 12:46.33 at the 2022 Golden Gala Pietro Minnea Rome Diamond League on June 8th, to break the meeting record set by Kipchoge in 2004, controlled the pace from midway, teasing the field at Moi, Kasarani before winning the men’s 5,000m race, clocked 13 minutes and 28.76 seconds beating Jacob Krop to second place in 13:29.20.

Kimeli, a fourth place finisher at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and Krop, who finished sixth at the 2019 world event, claimed the two automatic tickets to the two events.

The World Athletics Championships are due for July 15 to August 24 in Oregon, United States and will be followed by the Commonwealth Games on July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, England.

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