Ferdinand Omanyala after breaking the Kenyan and 100m record at Moi Kasarani Stadium (photo courtesy @ferdinandomanyala on Instagram/@KipKeino Classic)
Kenya’s sprint King Ferdinand Omanyala had everyone on their toes at the Moi Stadium Kasarani during the Kip Keino Classic Tour when he timed 9.77 in second place to set a new African record and the world's second-fastest time this year.
The 100m race that featured sprints legends amongst them Travyon Bromell and former Olympic champion, Justin Gatlin was one for the books. American Trayvon Bromell stormed to first place in a world-leading time of 9.76 whereas his countryman, former Olympic champion, Justin Gatlin finished third in 10.03.
“9.77, current African record holder, 2nd fastest time this year, 8th fastest time ever! I am so glad that I got to end the season with such monumental milestones. This season has been a great one, every single time I have set my foot on the track, I have witnessed the power of my hard work, determination, resilience, prayers, and your support. I am blessed! I am grateful to God and everyone of you who has been a part of my journey and shared in my growth since the season started. 2022, I am coming, bigger, stronger, and better! #ontothenextone” Said Omanyala in a post on his Twitter account after the race.
What a busy year it has been for Ferdinand Omanyala and what a way to end the season. Congratulations Ferdinand Omanyala for proving to us that yet again it can be done.