Africa's Fastest Man Ferdinand Omanyala Triumphs Again in 100m Dash at The Kip Keino Classic

Africa's Fastest Man Ferdinand Omanyala Triumphs Again in 100m Dash at The Kip Keino Classic

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:01 PM
  • Omanyala registered the fastest time in the 100 metre dash this year, beating USA’s Fred Kerley
  • The Kenyan sprinter won the Kip Keino Classic with an impressive time of 9.85 seconds
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta was among the various dignitaries at the Kasarani Stadium who witnessed the race

Ferdinand Omanyala continued to prove to the world why he is one of the best sprinters in the game as he emerged victorious once again at the Kip Keino classic at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday, May 7.

The sprint sensation won the 100m dash, beating USA's Fred Kerley and six other contestants to finish the race in an impressive 9.85 seconds.

Kerley finished in second place with a time of 9.92 seconds in a race that was witnessed by dignitaries including President Uhuru Kenyatta, former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga and Sports Cabinet Secretary, Amb Amina Mohammed.

It was yet another impressive performance from the Kenyan, whose time is now the fastest in the world in the 100 metre race.

There was an interesting incident prior to the race as all seven athletes received a yellow card for making a false start as tension threatened to cripple some performances.

But once they got underway, there was no doubt that Omanyala would emerge victorious, although he was given a run for his money by Kerley.

A decent crowd was present at the Kasarani stadium to cheer on the fastest man in Africa, and his victory was met by cheers from across the stadium as President Uhuru embraced the athlete in congratulatory fashion.

In the other race, under 20 800 metre champion Emmanuel Wanyonyi won his first senior race at the Kip Keino classic.

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Rene Otinga
Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and