Olympics gold medalist in 100M Lamont Jacobs will grace this year’s Kipkeino Classic at the Kasarani Stadium, Saturday.
Lamont’s arrival sets up a mouthwatering duel with Kenya and Africa’s record holder over the distance, Ferdinand Omanyala.
The Italian announced his participation in the Africa’s only Continental Gold Tour by World Athletics by posting on Facebook, “World tour is starting, let’s go.”
Meanwhile, Omanyala has sent a warning shot to Lamont Jacobs, telling him that his sole mission in Kenya should be to savour the rich wildlife Kenya boasts.
“This will be a big one and a cracker,” Omanyala told the Daily Nation, “I welcome the Olympic champion to Kenya and Kerley.”
“I didn’t have goosebumps but the entry of Jacobs has elicited some. I wholeheartedly welcome Jacobs to come and watch our beautiful Big Five at Nairobi National Park but not beat me at home.”
American sprinter Fred Kerley has also announced his participation in the Kip Keino Classic.