In Summary
  • That performance saw her seal a place in Team Kenya for the Rio Olympic Games, where she finished 42nd in 1:37:49.
  • The race was won by the 2015 world champion Liu Hong from China in 1:28:35.


Africa race walk queen, Grace Wanjiru, is a woman on a mission in London on Sunday.

The London World Championships could be her last major outing for Kenya, and that perhaps explains her burning desire to leave a memorable mark.

The 37-year-old Kenya Defence Forces officer goes into London, her second World Championships, having won six Africa and one Africa Games race walk titles.

She might have achieved a lot in her and stellar race walk career but Wanjiru, who represented Kenya at the Rio Olympic Games, hopes that good showing in London will finally change the world of race walk in Kenya.

“I might take a break from race walking after London but I want to do it in style,” said Wanjiru who finished 38th in the 2011 Daegu World Championships.

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