Lotto Road to Birmingham: Junior Silver Medalist Mary Moraa Beats World Champion Faith Chepng’etich

Lotto Road to Birmingham: Junior Silver Medalist Mary Moraa Beats World Champion Faith Chepng’etich

The 2017 World under 18 silver medalist Mary Moraa beat Olympic champion Faith Chepng’etich on Friday to win the 800m race and storm to the World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games during the Athletics Kenya/Lotto trials at Moi, Kasarani.

 

Moraa clocked one minute and 57.47 seconds to set improve on her personal best of 1:58.93 when claiming her first Diamond League victory in Rabat on June 5, this year.

 

Moraa, has now positioned herself for her maiden show at the two events.

 

Africa 800m champion Jarinter Mawia, who finished third in 2:00.36 and Moraa have qualified for the Commonwealth Games.

 

Chepn’getich, might have finished second in 1:58.18 but already has a wild card in 1,500m, having won the 2021 Diamond League.

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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