Friday, September 27, 2019

Kimbia athletes set to bring the heat in Doha


Five Kimbia athletes will be in action at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar over the next 10 days, spanning the 1500m all the way up 10,000m. Amid the oppressive heat in the city this week, all five will thankfully be in action in the air-conditioned Khalifa Stadium for the apex of the track and field year. 

Courtney Frerichs will bet he first of the Kimbia athletes in action in the heats of the women’s 3000m steeplechase this evening, the world silver medallist going in heat two at 7:10pm local time (12:10pm Eastern time).

Marc Scott will run the 5000m heats this evening for Britain, the Bowerman Track Club athlete competing at his second consecutive World Championships after bowing out in the 5000m heats at London 2017.

Karissa Schweizer will make her World Championship debut in the women’s 5000m, the 23-year-old going in the heats on Wednesday evening at 6:25pm local time (11:25am Eastern).  It will be Schweizer’s second world championship this year after she finished 56th at the World Cross Country in Denmark back in March.

Amos Bartelsmeyer will make his World Championship debut in the men’s 1500m, the German racing the heats next Thursday at 10pm local time. The 25-year-old has enjoyed a great season to date, setting his PB of 3:36.29 in Seattle in June and clocking a 3:53.33 mile  to finish sixth at the London Diamond League.

Lopez Lomong will train his focus on the men’s 10,000m, the Bowerman Track Club athlete going to the line against the world’s best in that final on Sunday, October 6th, at 8pm local time (1pm EST).

We wish them all the best of luck.

Photo: Getty Images for the IAAF

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