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Kenya’s Tuwei, Uganda’s Nanyondo the star performers at Finnish athletics meet

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Kenyan Cornelius Tuwei and Uganda’s Winnie Nanyondo were among the stand-out performers at the 57th Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland, on Tuesday.

Tuwei won the 800m in a time of 1:46.37.

Nanyondo clocked 4:06.21 for a stadium record in the women’s 1 500m. Ethiopia’s Taye Fantu was second in a 4:06.27 season’s best.

Meanwhile, in the 3 000m steeplechase, last year’s winner Kenyan Nicholas Bett was beaten by American Andy Bayer in 8:18.29. Bett had a time of 8:21.20.

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