Stanley Waithaka Mburu secured Team Kenya its second silver medal in the 10,000m race at the ongoing World Athletic Championship in Eugene, Oregon.

The win came even after Mburu had mishaps on the track in which he fell in the opening lap and stumbled three laps later before springing back to action and clinching the silver medal after clocking 27:27.9. 

Stanley Waithaka Mburu. PHOTO/COURTESY

The first place and third went to Uganda after world record holder Joshua Cheptegei’s last kick paid off when he clocked 27:27.43 and won the gold medal.

His Ugandan compatriot Jacob Kiplimo elbowed out the Olympic champ Selemon Barega from the third position and won the bronze medal after clocking 27:27.97.

Barega was pushed to the fourth position and came in at 27:28.39.

Kenyan Dancan Matiku and Rodgers Kemwoi finished the race in the eighth and fifteenth position, clocking 27:33.57 and 27:52.16 respectively.

Mburu’s bronze is the third medal Kenya has won in the competition after Helen Obiri and Margaret Chelimo put the country’s name on the medal scoreboard by winning the first silver and bronze in the women’s 10,000m race.