LONDON – UTEP’s Emmanuel Korir and former Miner Blessing Okagbare advanced to the semifinal round of their respective events Saturday morning at the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) World Championships.
Korir made his debut for at the World Championships a success, winning heat four of five with a qualifying time of 1:47.08. The Kenyan advances to the semifinal round which will run on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. M.T.
The top two athletes from three heats of the semifinal round qualify for Tuesday’s final at 2:35 p.m.
Okagbare showed her experience in the 100m qualifying round, clocking a time of 11.22 to
notch a second-place finish behind American Tori Bowe (11.05).