Kenya’s hopes of having a 4×400 metres relay team in the World Championships in Athletics were dashed on Wednesday after a request by athletes for an opportunity to chase the qualifying time in Europe was turned down by Athletics Kenya.

The association’s chairman, Isaiah Kiplagat, said the quartet of Thomas Musembi, Mark Mutai, Julius Kirwa and Jonathan Kibet were way below the strength required to make an impact at the global contest in Berlin. The quartet clocked three minutes, 03.90 seconds at an area permit meeting in Abuja, failing to dip inside the minimum qualifying standard of 3:03.30…..Read More

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