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Wambui, Ng'eno stun favourites to book Doha tickets

Friday September 13 2019
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Jackline Wambui (centre) wins women's 800 metres race during the national trials for the Doha World Championships at Nyayo National Stadium on September 13, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

By AYUMBA AYODI

Little-known Ng'eno Kipng'etich and Jackline Wambui will fly Kenya's flag in men's and women's 800m at the World Championships slated for September 27 to October 6 in Doha.

Kipng'etich stunned Emmanuel Korir in a pulsating sprint finish, winning in 1:44.57. Korir settled second in 1:44.62 as Ferguson Rotich came in third in 1:44.63 to seal the last place in the team.

Wambui, the 2017 World Under-18 800m champion, stormed home in 1:58.79 stunning 2013 World 800m champion Eunice Sum, who finished second in 1:58.99 to make a return to the international scene.

Emily Tuwei came in third in 1:59.23.

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