KENYAN ATHLETE WINS BIG, SETS NEW NATIONAL RECORD AT LIEVIN

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Kenyan athlete, Ferdinand Omanyala beats his own record at the Lievin World Indoor Tour tournament in France in a new national and African 60m record finishing with 6.54secs.

 

In the 100m final, Omanyala edged out Olympic champion Marcell Lamont Jacobs who came in second place finishing with 6.57 seconds and Ivorian Arthur Cisse completed the podium end with a time of 6.59 seconds.

 

At the beginning of the race, Omanyala started off slow but finally gained full acceleration once he got off the blocks, shattering his own record for the second time in a week.

 

He had run a national record of 6.55 in Mondeville which was his third stop of the indoor season.

 

His 6.58 seconds record-breaking time was the third victory for the Kenyan athlete in his tour of France having lost only in his first race to Cisse in Miramas.

 

Omanyala took to his Twitter handle to announce his win saying “big win, national record and personal best. 6.54!!! God did it”. He also posted pictures of his time in the finals and his name topping the list.

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