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1972 Olympics: Relay gold for Kenya, Keino cements legacy

Background The 1972 Summer Olympics were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. 3000m Steeplechase: Keino and Jipcho win gold and silver Kipchoge Keino proved himself one of the most versatile athletes in history when … Continue reading

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1968 Olympics: Kenya emerges as a distance running giant

Background The 1968 Summer Olympics were held in Mexico City, Mexico, from October 12 to the 27th.These Olympics were the most memorable Olympics in history. Firstly there was the black power salute given by two American runners Tommie Smith and … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 1964 Olympics

Background The 1964 Summer Olympics, was held in Tokyo, Japan, from 10 to 24 October 1964. This was Kenya’s first Olympiad after gaining independence. Kenyan Pioneer: Wilson Kiprugut Chuma takes Kenya’s first Olympic Medal. In 1959, Kiprugut became a soldier … Continue reading

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Kenya finishes second at the 2019 world athletics championships

  Kenya performed brilliantly at the 2019 world athletics championships. They finished second behind perennial winners the United States Medal Table RANK COUNTRY TOTAL 1 UNITED STATES 14 11 4 29 2 KENYA 5 2 4 11 3 JAMAICA 3 … Continue reading

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2015 World Athletics championships: Kenya tops the table

Background The 2015 IAAF World Championships was the fifteenth edition of the IAAF World Championships. They were held from 22 to 30 August at the National Stadium in Beijing, China. The 2015 edition marked the first time that Kenya finished … Continue reading

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Smiling Rhonex Kipruto smashes 10K world record with no pacers and no vapourfly

Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto obliterated the world record 10k road race record at the Valencia Ibercaja on Sunday January 12 2020. The race was a World Athletics Gold Label road race. His time of  clocking 26:24 was a good 14 seconds … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2013 World championships: Surprise wins for Eunice Sum and Milcah Chemos

Background The 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics was held in Moscow, Russia, from August 10 to August 18 2013.  Kenya finished third overall in the standings with 12 medals: 5 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze. The highlights included … Continue reading

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2011 World Athletics Championships: Utter Domination by Kenya

Background The 2011 World Athletics Championships was held in Daegu, South Koreafrom 27 August 2011 ending on 4 September 2011. Kenya recorded its best ever performance up to that point, hauling 7 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze for a … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2009 World Athletics championships: Vivian Cheruiyot comes of age

Background The 2009 World Athletics championships were held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany from 15–23 August 2009. With a medal haul of four gold, six silver and one bronze, Kenya finished 3rd overall in the medal table behind USA … Continue reading

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2007 World Athletics Championships: Finally Redemption for Kenya

Going into these World Championships, Kenya had lost much of its mystique and prestige as a distance running giant. In 1999 and in 2005, the country had won only one gold medal. While in 2003, only two gold. The period … Continue reading

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