Ferdinand Omanyala offers recipe for success to upcoming sprinters

Ferdinand Omanyala offers recipe for success to upcoming sprinters

Abigael Wafula 16:44 - 16.06.2024

Africa's fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala has shared the recipe for success to upcoming sprinters, highlighting the importance of patience.

Commonwealth Games champion Ferdinand Omanyala has offered some words of advice to upcoming sprinters who are looking to follow in his footsteps.

Omanyala has already made a name for himself in the global scene and even though he makes it look easy, he admits it takes a lot of patience and sacrifice.

Africa’s fastest man has taken Kenyan sprinting to a new level, proving that East Africa has the ability to produce great runners of short distance races.

“What I want to tell upcoming athletes is that this is a game of patience and it needs a lot of consistency and they should not be proud of themselves for running 10.30,” Omanyala said.

“They should actually be more pressured because with that time, it’s impossible to get any races out here so they should just be humble and continue pushing because it’s a game of patience. I’ve made it look easy but it isn’t."

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The 28-year-old was in action at the Kenyan Olympic trials where he brought the Nyayo National Stadium to a standstill, setting a world-leading time of 9.79, his second-fastest, since his African record of 9.77.

Omanyala was elated to have set such a fast time in this time of the season with the Olympic Games over one month away. He intends to impress on the global stage and has already sent a message to his track rivals.

"Today was all about executing, getting better, and crossing the line. I am just happy it came out the way it did. This should be a warning to so many people in the world because it is going to be a tough three months,” he said after the race.