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Sprinter Hillier leads 11 athletes to Namibia Duathlon Championships : The standard Sports



John Paul (left) receives his medal after finishing second in the U23 Africa Triathlon Championship, in Zimbabwe. [Courtesy]

Kenya will send over 12 Duathletes to the forthcoming Africa Duathlon- Triathlon Championship, which will be held next month in Namibia.

Mombasa-based Vivian Hillier overcame a scary road accident last week to snatch the ticket during the national trials held over the weekend.

Ten other athletes also booked tickets in different categories. The championship is set to take place at the heart of Windhoek’s CBD, on October 17.

Running on a sprained ankle at the Migaa Golf Estate in Kiambu County, Hillier, who was involved in a crash last Thursday during routine training session, finished tops overall in the super sprint.

The year-11 student at the Greenwood Groove Academy, was the only female participant, but still beat male competitors including Kiugu King’ori and Muheria Kingo’ori who also made the cut after taking the top two automatic positions respectively.

The trio will be joined by James Mwaura and Gideon Kipkpech, the top two finishers in the standard race, as well as Claire Baker and Fatema Jafferjee, in the female race.

The Sprint male category will have Kennedy Ochieng and Eddy Odhiambo (men) with Yvonne Muinde and Yvonne Zilpah flying the flag in the female category.

Meanwhile, Soud Hassan Soud, who finished third at the Africa Zone 2 and 4 Triathlon Championship held in Watamu last July, came a distant seventh in his first duathlon – Standard race.

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