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10000 m Kenyan Men's Olympic Trials - Results (updated)

Hayward Field, Eugene, OR, 6/1/12
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1. Wilson Kiprop - 27:01.98 - PB
2. Moses Ndiema Masai - 27:02.25
3. Bitan Karoki (Team S&B) - 27:05.50 - PB
4. Emmanuel Kipkemei Bett - 27:07.90
5. Geoffrey Kirui - 27:08.44
6. Lucas Kimeli Rotich - 27:09.38
7. Eliud Kipchoge - 27:11.93
8. Mark Kosgei Kiptoo - 27:18.22
9. Micah Kemboi Kogo - 27:23.04
10. Mike Kipruto Kigen - 2723.75 - PB
11. Paul Kipngetich Tanui (Team Kyudenko) - 27:27.56
12. Denis Masai - 27:32.79 - PB
13. Josphat Kipkoech Bett - 27:39.65
14. Kevin Chelimo - 27:46.10
15. Titus Kipjumba Mbishei - 27:59.15

Pre-race Athletics Kenya announced that the top two finishers would earn guaranteed places on the Kenyan Olympic team, with the third spot decided at a later date.  Saitama-based Karoki's PB run was thus not enough to assure that he will make it to the London.

In the women's 10000 m, Aomori Yamada H.S. graduate and former Suzuki team member Lucy Kabuu Wangui dropped out late in the race after running much of the way in the lead group.

Update: RRW editor David Monti quotes AK president Isaiah Kiplagat as confirming post-race that Karoki will be included on the London team in this article.  Congratulations to Bitan, someone Japanese audiences have had the pleasure of watching for over four years.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Lets Run is reporting that Karoki will indeed go to the Olympics.

http://www.letsrun.com/2012/eugene-friday-0602.php
Anonymous said…
Lot of better runners were left out for they chose who was going. Runners protested and said let us race them so they have a chance. This hurt a lot of better runners in Kenya.

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