Nakaayi wins a World Athletics indoor tour event in France
Photo by Olympic media
Uganda Wildlife Ranger, Halima Nakaayi ran a world-leading national indoor record to win the women’s 800m at the Meeting de l’Eure – a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver event – in Val-de-Reuil, France, on Monday 14th February 2022.
This came after she had improved the Ugandan indoor record to 2:01.42 when winning in Lievin a week ago, Nakaayi dipped under two minutes for the first time, running 1:59.55 for a dominant victory in what was the sixth indoor race of her career.
The 2019 world champion was ahead at the bell and only increased her advantage over the final lap, striding down the back straight to eventually finish two seconds clear ahead of Ethiopia’s Tigist Girma and her Club compatriot “Winnie Nanyondo”, who respectively ran 2:01.68 and 2:02.14.
It was a third win in as many races for Nakaayi this season, with the 27-year-old also having triumphed at the World Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Karlsruhe last month.