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- Kasait clocked 15:25.98 to triumph, beating World Under-20 5,000m champion Beatrice Chebet and Lydia Jeruto in 15:28.21 and 15:28.59 respectively to all qualify.
The 2017 World Cross Country bronze medallist Lilian Kasait and little-known Robert Kiprop will lead Kenya's assault in 5,000m at the African Games slated from August 23 to September 6 in Casablanca, Morocco.
Kasait clocked 15:25.98 to triumph, beating World Under-20 5,000m champion Beatrice Chebet and Lydia Jeruto in 15:28.21 and 15:28.59 respectively to all qualify.
"I am more than ready to make my first appearance at African Games," said Kasait.
Chebet, who is also the World Cross Country Under-20 champion, said the is also rearing to go. "I love my progress and I would like to perform well with African Games being my first major senior event, " said Chebet.
Kiprop finally gets to don the national colours for the first time after several attempts.
Kiprop timed 13:37.1 to win men's 5,000m race beating Richard Kimunyan and World Under-20 and Africa 5,000m champion Edward Zakayo in 13:37.6 and 13:38.3 respectively. They all get to represent Kenya in Morocco. "I am thrilled with my performance. I have tried several times and failed," said Kiprop.