“We have achieved our first target, which was to qualify for the semi-finals. I’m proud of the lads for working hard. We are ready to face any team because to be the best, you have to beat the best. We want to go to the regionals in Rwanda,” said Laiser Hill team manager Shaban Baraza.

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World junior champion Alfred Kipketer (1:44.33), the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist, Timothy Kitum (1:45.45) and the World Relays silver medallist, Ferguson Rotich (1:43.92) and 2006 World junior silver medallist, Jackson Kivuva (1:45.40).

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