NAIROBI: Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala told AFP on Thursday he has given up on competing at the World Athletics Championships in the United States because of a delay in getting a visa.
“I have given up my trip to Oregon. Even if I am given a visa today it’s too late,” said the 26-year-old Kenyan sprinter.
Omanyala had been due to compete in the 100m heats on the first day of the world championships on Friday, but lost a race against time to secure his US visa and travel to Oregon — a trip of about 24 hours or more.
“It would mean booking flights which can only be possible at night and the race is on tomorrow. It’s not possible,” he…