Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala for the second-week running came in second position in a World Athletics Continental Silver Tour.
This comes after he was beaten by American Noah Lyle’s in the 100 metres at the ISTAF Berlin 2022 in Germany on Sunday.
Despite Omanyala boasting of the fastest time on the list lined up with a season-best of 9.85 seconds did to perform as expected.
On the other hand, Lyles entered the race with third-fastest times this season on the entry list of 10.05 behind Omanyala (9.85) and Ivorian Arthur Cisse (10.02), stunned all to bag the crown in a new season best of 9.95.
Omanyala was pushed to second place and clocked 10.11 for second place as Jeremiah Azu of Great Britain wrapped up the podium places with 10.16 on the nine-man list.
Africa and Commonwealth Games champion prior to the race in Berlin had settled for a second during the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern in Switzerland on August 30, 2022.
Omanyala managed to finish second in 10.18 secs, behind Bracy who won the race in 10.17 secs.
The Kenyan sprinter was competing in his first tournament since his heroics in the Commonwealth Games.
Omanyala who doubles up as a policeman put up a worthy fight despite the wet and chilly conditions in the European countries.
The African record holder started side by side with American Bracy as they lined out in lanes four and five, but it was Bracy who had just the slightest of nudges to finish ahead.
Omanyala now heads to the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour, the Memorial Borisa Hanžekovića on September 9 to 11 at Sports Park Mladost, Zagreb, Croatia