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Jeruto upsets Chepkoech, sets meet record

Norah Jeruto caused the biggest upset of the 2019 Oslo Bislett games, a Diamond League meet. She beat the erstwhile invincible Beatrice Chepkoech in a closely contested 3000m Steeplechase race. Chepkoech had gone a whole year without losing at this … Continue reading

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Rhonex, Tirop and Cheruiyot brilliant in Stockolm

The trio of Kenyans: Rhonex Kipruto, Agnes Tirop and Timothy Cheruiyot were in sensational form as they beat strong fields to win at the 2019 Bauhaus Galan Diamond League meet in Stockholm Sweden. Rhonex Kipruto gives Kenya hope in the … Continue reading

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Second Kenyan-Bahraini Eunice Kirwa busted for doping

Eunice Kirwa, a Kenyan Bahraini who won the 2016 Olympic silver medal in the women’s marathon, has received a provisional suspension after failing a drug test for the blood booster EPO. Kirwa finished second at the 2016 Olympics behind Kenyan … Continue reading

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Elegant Beatrice Chepkoech destroys field in Shanghai

Steeplechaser Beatrice Chepkoech, who thoroughly dominated this event in 2018, picked up where she left off last year. On Saturday she completely dominated the women’s 3000m Steeplechase, beating finishing a good 30 metres ahead of second placed compatriot Cellphine Chespol. … Continue reading

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Syombua with storming leg as Kenya wins relay bronze

Success!! The Kenyan mixed relay quartet were the only Kenyan medalists at the 2019 IAAF world relays that were held in Yokohama Japan. The team of Jared Momanyi, Maureen Thomas, Hellen Syombua and Aaron Koech finished third in 3:19.43 Jared … Continue reading

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Obiri, Manangoi, brilliant in Doha

Hellen Obiri’s brilliant start to the 2019 season continued in Doha on Friday. Earlier in the season, Obiri was one of the few bright spots for Kenya at the 2019 World Cross country championships. She continued along those lines in … Continue reading

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Eliud Kipchoge cements place as the greatest

Following his convincing victory in the 2019 London marathon in a time of 2:02:37, Eliud Kipchoge has left no doubt that he is the greatest marathon runner ever. Lets put things into perspective. 1. He has won 10 consecutive marathons. … Continue reading

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Asbel Kiprop’s fall is precipitous and calamitous

Never in the history of Kenya sports has an athlete gone from grace to disgrace in the manner that Asbel Kiprop has gone. Never has there been a more calamitous and precipitous fall. It is calamitous because Kiprop is a … Continue reading

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Obiri and Beatrice Chebet win at 2019 world cross country

11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Hellen Obiri won the women’s senior race while Beatrice Chebet won the women’s U20 race. They were the only bright spots for Kenya. Senior Women POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK 1 Hellen Obiri  KEN 36:14 2 Dera Dida  ETH 36:16 … Continue reading

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Mike Boit: The most educated Olympic medalist in the world

Michael Kipsubut Boit, known popularly as Mike Boit is known in Kenyan circles as an exemplary athlete whose stellar running career lasted well over 10 years. Aside from a lengthy running career, Boit showed proficiency in both the 800m and … Continue reading

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