16-Year-old Hannah Wanjiru to Represent Kenya at the 1st Africa Deaf Athletics Championships

(552) Beryl Wamira from Kisumu County, finished first during the 100M women Hit2 run, with a time of 13.2seconds, ahead of Ruth Aory (527) from Kakamega County during the Safaricom National Deaf Track & Field Championships for the deaf Athletes, at the Kasarani Stadium.

Hannah Wanjiru (16) was the winner of 5000M women’s race at the two-day Safaricom National Deaf Track & Field Championships Trials held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

 Wanjiiru led at 19:37.7 followed by Juster Kwamesa at 20:13.4 and Laureen Ngonga coming in third at 20:40.4 on the first day of the trials.

 In 5000M men’s category, Martin Gachie was the winner at 14:49.0 followed by Omari Kokobi at 14:49.0 and Peter Toroitich in third place at 15:03.2.

 “I thank God for giving me the opportunity to represent Kenya. It’s my first time ever and I’m glad Safaricom supported the deaf community to prepare for the African Championships in September. We promise to make Kenya proud,” said Martin Gachie.

 The two day trials will climax today with Deaf Athletics Association of Kenya (DAAK) selecting teams that will represent the country at the first Africa Deaf Athletics Championships that will be hosted in Kenya from 16th to 22nd September 2019.

 Safaricom has sponsored the trials under the 2019 edition of Safaricom Athletics Series, which will support 12 different events in this year’s athletics calendar.



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