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Athletics-All five Kenyan World Champions to defend the title in Eugene

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All five Kenyans who won the gold medal at the last World Athletics Championships will defend their title in Oregon next month after being nominated by a strong team of 47 from East Africa's trucking powers.

The team, including Olympic middle-distance champions Emmanuel Coryl and Faith Kipyegon, was nominated at the end of the two-day national tournament in Nairobi on Saturday.

Timothy Cheruiyacht, who won the men's 1500m in Qatar three years ago, has won the men's and women's obstacle race titles in Doha, Conseslas Kipult and Beatrice Chepkoech, and the women's 5000m champion Hellen.・ Back up with Obiri. ..

Current champion Ruth Chepng'etic leads four strong teams in the women's marathon, while Kenya's Tokyo Olympic champions Peres Jepchirchil and Eliud Kipchoge , Decided to skip the world in favor of other challenges.

Koril was chosen for the men's 400m and 800m, but his work will be cut in a longer event to defeat his teammate Wai Cliff Kinyamal, who ran 1'43.54 seconds. This is the second fastest time in the world this year. To win the trial.

This year, Abelkipsang, the fastest man over 1,500 meters, won a thrilling race in a trial to book a ticket to Oregon by piping Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Cherui Yacht.

Nicholas Kimeri, who ran the seventh fastest 5,000m in Rome earlier this month, will also fly to Eugene.

Olympic women's 1,500m champion Kipyegon wins London in 2017, but regains her world title after losing to Dutch woman Sifan Hassan in Doha three years ago. I am determined.

The 18th World Athletics Championships, one year behind the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place July 15-24 at Hayward Field Stadium on the University of Oregon campus. (Report by Nick Mulvenney, edited by Christopher Cushing)