UGANDAN CHASES THE DOUBLE
SOME of the 5000m men are also in action at this distance.
Joshua Cheptegei followed Farah home over 25 laps in London where he showed great front running ability together with a potent kick and there are doubts whether the Kenyans here will have the speed and nous to challenge the Ugandan.
They also have Timothy Toroitich and Jacob Kiplimo who both look to have medal potential but the Kenyan trials were at high altitude and the trio are far better than the rankings suggest.
Rodgers Chumo Kwemoi won the world junior title in
2016 as well as the trials and looks to be the best of the Kenyan trio.
Japanese-based Jonathan Ndiku, a former double world junior steeplechase champion, ran 27:11.23 in 2016 and looks consistent but maybe lacks genuine finishing speed.
Josphat Bett also has a world junior title – albeit from 10 years ago and looks past his best as his 12:57.43 5000m PB dates back to 2009 while a 26:48.99 10,000m was set in 2011 and he has not broken 28:40 since 2015.
Mo Ahmed set a Canadian record of 27:02.35 in London when finishing eighth and should be in the medal hunt as should Kiwi twins Zane and Jake Robertson – the latter of whom set an Oceania record last week.
Andy Vernon has not looked at his best lately and will struggle to match his 5000m Glasgow finish of sixth.
Rodgers Kwemoi: world junior champ
Andy Vernon: flying the English flag