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Manangoi, Rudisha lead Kenya charge at Shanghai DL athletics meet

IANS  |  Nairobi 

World and 1,500m champion Elijah Manangoi, silver medallist and Olympic 800m winner will be among a galaxy of stars at this year's Diamond League meeting in on May 12.

Manangoi, who captained Kenya's team in in Gold Coast, winning gold in the 1,500m, will not rest on his laurels with compatriot Cheruiyot, the Diamond League winner in 2017, eyeing to topple him from the throne, reported on Monday.

"I start my 1,500m Diamond League season in Of course it is a great pleasure to return to to launch my outdoor season and will be aiming for the Diamond League trophy again," said Cheruiyot, who won last season's title in

World record holder will hope to make it third time lucky in the men's 800m after finishing fifth on his debut in 2016 and third last year, while fellow Kenyan begins the defence of his Diamond League trophy in the 1500m.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 19:24 IST
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