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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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Doping: Kenya being unfairly lumped with Russia

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Kenya’s reputation as one of the pre-eminent athletics nations has taken a severe beating in the past year. Rumblings about doping in Kenya started to pick up steam when Boston marathon winner Rita Jeptoo was busted for using EPO in … Continue reading

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Kipruto, Kwemoi, Obiri and Kipketer shine in Monaco

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As Kenyans gear up for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a number of Kenyan runners were in sensational form at the 2016 Herculis Diamond League meet in Monaco. Conseslus Kipruto affirms favourite status in 3000m steeplechase In form … Continue reading

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Ferguson Cheruiyot beats strong field, Rudisha struggles

800m runner Ferguson Cheruiyot is currently in the best form of his life. He won the men’s 800m at the Stockolm Diamond League meet, beating a strong field that included compatriot David Rudisha, Frenchman Pierre Ambrose and Adam Kszczot of … Continue reading

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Kiprop and Kipruto clock world leading times

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Four Kenyans won their respective races at the 2016 Birmingham Diamond League meet. Asbel Kiprop and Consesulus Kipruto won the 1500m and 3000m steeplechase in world leading times while David Rudisha fello short of his world record attempt but still … Continue reading

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Manangoi and Kipruto dominate in Rome

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Conseslus Kipruto destroys the field. New sensation Conseslus Kipruto has been in superb form in 2016. After living in the shadows of Ezekiel Kemboi, Jairus Birech and Brimin Kipruto, the young Conseslus has made the 3000m steepchase his domain this … Continue reading

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Kipyegon breaks Kenya record again as Obiri sets PB

After breaking the Kenya record in Shanghai two weeks ago, miler Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon once again put on a dominant performance to win the women’s 1500m at the 2016 Prefontaine meet in Eugene Oregon. This time she clocked 3:56.41 which … Continue reading

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Court ruling paves the way for complete dominance by Semenya

South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya first burst into the limelight at the 2009 world athletics championships. She won the gold medal with relative ease, finishing almost twenty metres ahead of the rest of the field. And she made … Continue reading

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Kipyegon and Kiyeng set Shanghai ablaze with records

As the world gears up for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Kenyan runners have sent out early indications of what the world should expect at the Olympics. Faith Kipyegon set a new Kenya record in the 1500m with a time of … Continue reading

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