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Nike and IOC encourage corruption in Kenya sports

NOCK officialsClockwise from top left: Stephen arap Soi, Ben Ekumbo, Kipchoge Keino and Francis Paul

Nike, one of the world’s premier sporting goods companies, has a running contract with various Kenyan sports organizations, most notably NOCK (National Olympic Committee of Kenya) and AK (Athletics Kenya). The contract stipulates that Nike will pay bonuses depending on … Continue reading

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Before Nicholas Bett and Tumuti, there was Daniel Kimaiyo

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Two Kenyan hurdlers, Boniface Mucheru Tumuti and Nicholas Bett have recently captured the imagination of athletics fans all over the world. Bett won the gold medal at the 2015 world athletics championships and in the process set a new Kenya … Continue reading

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Mary Keitany completely, utterly dominant in New York

Kenyan marathon ace Mary Keitany won the 2016 New York marathon by an incredible three minutes and 35 seconds. She also became the first woman in 30 years to win three consecutive NYC Marathons. On this day, Keitany broke away … Continue reading

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Mark Korir wins Frankfurt Marathon

It was a decisive win for Mark Korir in the 2016 Frankfurt Marathon. Korir won in 2:06:48, well ahead of compatriots Martin Kosgey and Cyprian Kotut who finished second and third respectively. Korir, who won the 2015 Paris Marathon, made … Continue reading

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Wanjiru sets Amsterdam record as Kenyans occupy top 8 positions

Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru was the surprise winner of the 2016 Amesterdam marathon. In the process he set a new personal best and a course record for the Amsterdam marathon which is a IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2:05:19. Following … Continue reading

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Pacemaker Talam in shocking victory in his debut

When 21 year old Festus Talam, entered the 2016 Eindhoven marathon, he was not expected to win. He was not even expected to finish. Firstly he had never run a marathon before. He had only previously run in half marathons … Continue reading

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Florence Kiplagat succesfully defends Chicago title

While the men’s race was run at a slow and deliberate pace, the women’s race was run at intervals of torrid and slow. By the halfway point, the leading pack had been reduced to Florence Kiplagat, Edna Kiplagat, Valentine Kipketer, … Continue reading

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Kirui stages massive career revival in Chicago

Coming into the 2016 Chicago marathon, not much was expected from Abel Kirui. After winning the world championships in 2009 and 2011 and the Olympic silver medal in 2012, Kirui’s career had hit a rough patch. He never finished better … Continue reading

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2016 Olympics: Kenya’s best performance yet

Kenya ended the 2016 Olympics ended Olympics with a medal haul of 6 gold, 6 silver and 1 bronze, arguably Kenya’s best performance yet, only rivaled by 2008 when Kenya hauled 6 gold 4 silver and 4 bronze. Jemima Sumgong … Continue reading

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Kenya’s medal prospects at the 2016 Olympic games

Kenya arrives at the 2016 Olympic in the aftermath of a superb performance at the 2015 World athletics championships where they topped the standings with 7 gold medals. However Kenya will be hard pressed to repeat that superlative performance. Men’s … Continue reading

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