Lotto Road to Birmingham: World Steeplechase Champ Conseslus Kipruto Left Chasing After Youngster Amos Serem

Lotto Road to Birmingham: World Steeplechase Champ Conseslus Kipruto Left Chasing After Youngster Amos Serem

World youth champion Amos Serem surprised a rich field of elite runners to win the 3,000m steeplechase final and qualify for the World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games during the Athletics Kenya/Lotto trials at Moi,Kasarani on Friday, June 24th, 2022.

 

Serem who is the World under 20 chmpion outclassed Commonwealth Games silver medalist Abraham Kibiwott to second place in 8:17.79 to claim the first two automatic places at the World and Commonwealth Games events.

 

Serem waited patiently behind the pack before bolting with 200m to go, overtaking Kibiwott and World champion Conselsus Kipruto to win in eight minutes and 17.03 minutes.

 

Kipruto, who came in third in 8:18.21 has a wild card to the world event by virtue of being the defending champion.

 

The 2016 world under-20 champion Amos Kirui settled fourth in 8:19.09 to bank on a wild card with Kenya having the opportunity to field four athletes.

 

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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