•Manyara, who trains at Jenga Talanta Sports and Athletics Club, beat favourite Sammy Nyokaye to second place with Richard Atuya coming home third.
•Experienced road racer Lorna Nyabochoa dominated the women’s 10, 000m race after leading from the start to the finish.
Duncan Manyara upset the formbook to win the 10, 000m during the Nyanza South Athletics Championships at Kisii University.
Manyara, who trains at Jenga Talanta Sports and Athletics Club, beat favourite Sammy Nyokaye to second place with Richard Atuya coming home third.
The lanky runner overtook Nyokaye and Atuya with 200m to go and sprinted to victory. He cut the tape at a time of 30:06.02 with Nyokaye clocking 30:12.01. Atuya (30:24.08) completed the podium.
“It was not a bad rave but the track was waterlogged after overnight rains which affected my performance. I would have done better. I’m going for better performance at the nationals,” said Manyara.
Experienced road racer Lorna Nyabochoa dominated the women’s 10, 000m race after leading from the start to the finish. She clocked 32:52.89 ahead of Jenga Talanta’s Caroline Cherono who clocked 35:22.36. Agneta Nyabuto was third in 26:36.38.
In the women’s 5, 000m, junior international Jane Gati asserted her authority in the race after clocking 16:31.22, Jackline Chepkoech of Jenga Talanta trailed in second place in 16:43.13.
In the men’s category, Edwin Kisaisa beat fancied Felix Boera to lift the title. Kisaisa finished in 14:31.77 while Boera crossed the finishing line in 14:44.95.
Junior international Francis Leshoo outclassed a strong field to win the 800m title in 2:15.05 with Vincent Momanyi coming home second in 2:20.56.
In the women’s 800m category, Eunice Boke emerged the winner after crossing the finishing line in 2:15.05 and was followed by Dorca Isoe (2:20.62)