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Kip Keino Classic, Fred Kerley speaks with media at Nairobi Airport arrival (May 4, 2022)


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Fred Kerley opened in 2022 in fine fashion.

Fred had run 9.99 in the 100 meters, 19.80 at 200 meters, and 44.47 at 400 meters before he left for Nairobi, Kenya. Fred Kerley won the Olympic silver medal in the 100 meters. Fred Kerley surprised most of the sport with his move to the 100 meters at the Olympic Trials in July 2021. Fred Kerley told RunBlogRun's Stuart Weir that he made the decision to move to the 100m with his coach just six weeks prior to the Trials because of an injury that concerned Fred and his coach.

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Fred Kerley and his fans, Nairobi Airport, photo by KIP KEINO CLASSIC

The truth is this, Fred Kerley is one of the most talented athletes in our sport. That is both good and challenging. Which event or events should he choose for the US champs?

I think that he can make the 100m and 200m or 200m and 400m, or 100m and 400m. Such choices! What should he do?

In Nairobi, Kenya, on May 6, 2022, at the Kip Keino Classic, Fred Kerley battled Ferdinand Omanyala. Ferdinand Omanyala won the 100m in 9.85, with Fred Kerley taking second in 9.92.

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Fred Kerley, Nairobi Airport, May 4, 2022, photo by KIP KEINO CLASSIC

After traveling halfway around the world, Fred Kerley ran an excellent time. His competitions over the next few weeks should give him a great indicator of his fitness and what he should race in Eugene. The 100m, 200m, and 400m are three of the toughest events in the US championships.

Fred Kerley is one talented athlete. Listen to his interview that he gave the KIP KEINO CLASSIC media team. Special thanks to the media team at the KIP KEINO CLASSIC and Justin Lagat.

Make sure that you see Fred Kerley taking on Marcel Jacobs at the Nike Prefontaine Classic on May 28 at the 100 meters.
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