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Kenya at the 2005 world championships: Benjamin Limo with surprise win

The 2005 world athletics championships were held in the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland from 6 August to 14 August. Kenya registered a below par performance with only one gold medal. The games were held at the height of the EPO … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2003 world championship: Eliud Kipchoge announces himself

The 2003 World Athletics Championships were held from 23 August to 31 August 2003 in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. Kenya won 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze for a total of 4 medals, the lowest … Continue reading

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Eliud Kipchoge richly deserves Athlete of the year title

Eliud Kipchoge added another page to his legendary status when he was named World Athlete of the Year in the Male division at the World Athletics Awards 2019. The gala was held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Saturday … Continue reading

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Edwin Kurgat wins NCAA cross country championships

Eldoret native Edwin Kurgat, won the prestigious NCAA Division 1 cross country championships. This is a race that brings together all the best cross country runners from Universities across the United States. It is a prestigious race that always attracts … Continue reading

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2001 World Athletics championships: Limo and Kamathi shock the world

The 2001 World Athletics Championships were held in Edmonton Alberta between 3 August and 12 August. Kenya’s performance was much better than in the 1999 edition. Whereas Kenya finished 13th with 1 gold medal, in 2001 Kenya finished in 3rd … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 1999 World Athletics Championships

The 1999 World Athletics championships were held in Seville Spain between the August 20 and August 29. The games were held at the apex of the EPO era when athletes had free reign in using EPO with its attendant performance … Continue reading

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1997 World Athletics Championships: Sally Barsosio wins First Female gold for Kenya

The 1997 World Athletics championships were held in Athens Greece from August 1 and August 10. Kenya ended up with three gold medals. The most notable of these was the gold medal by Sally Barsosio. She became the first Kenyan … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 1995 World Athletics Championships

The 1995 World Championships in Athletics, were held at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden on 5–13 August 1995. 1995 also marked the first time that a Kenyan represented a different country. Wilson Kipketer, who had represented  Kenya at the youth … Continue reading

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Brilliant Debut for Joyciline Jepkosgei

World half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei, had a dream debut to her marathon career. On Sunday November 3 2019, she won the New York Marathon. Her time of 2:22:31 was just 7 seconds off the course record set by … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Kamworor: The most versatile distance runner ever

Geoffrey Kamworor won the New York marathon on Sunday November 3 2019. It marks the second time Kamworor has won this event. He also won it in 2017. On that occassion, he and Wilson Sang were engaged in an epic … Continue reading

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