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Former world record holder in the half-marathon distance (58:01) and two-time New York City Marathon winner Geoffrey Kamworor won the Kenyan 10,000m Olympic Trials in Nairobi on Friday at Moi International Sports Centre.  

He finished in the time of 27:01.06. The Olympic standard is 27:28.00.

“I needed a statement victory because I have had several challenges in the past year,” shared Kamworor.

Rodgers Kwemoi took second.

The 28-year-old owns a personal best of 26:52.65, which he accomplished in 2015 at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR.

Meanwhile, 2016 Rio Olympic Games silver medallist Hyvin Kiyeng beat the World Athletics Championships gold medallist Beatrice Chepkoech to win the women’s 3,000m steeplechase during the trials. They will be tough to beat in Tokyo.