Rudisha tops Kenyan trials

Rudisha tops Kenyan trials

 World 800 metres record holder David Rudisha comfortably won his event at the Kenyan Olympic trials on Saturday but Beijing 1,500 champion Asbel Kiprop found the going trickier, finishing third over the longer distance.

Kiprop was forced to dip into his reserve on the home stretch and squeezed into the team with third place in a time of three minutes 38.30 seconds behind world silver medallist Silas Kiplagat (3:37.60) and Nixon Chepseba (3:38.00).

Women's Olympic 1,500 champion Nancy Jebet Lagat will not defend her title in London after skipping the east African nation's final trials. World indoor 3,000 champion Hellen Obiri took advantage of Jebet Lagat's absence to win the 1,500 in 4:06.10.  Double world champion Vivian Cheruiyot confirmed her place in the team for the 5,000 with a victory in 16:08.08.

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