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Kenya’s prospects at the 2017 World Athletics championships

In the 2015 world athletics championships, Kenya were dominant and ended up at the top of standings for the first time ever with 7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze. The 2017 edition will be held in London. What are … Continue reading

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Manangoi, Korir, Obiri shine in Monaco

Kenyans were in their usual devastating form at the 2017 Herculis Diamond league meet that is held in Monaco every season. Hellen Obiri, Emmanuel Korir and Elijah Manangoi were the most oustanding Kenyan performers. Jairus Birech also gave a good … Continue reading

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Kenya names strong squad for world championships

Defending champions have named a strong squad for the 2017 World athletics championships. Plenty of new names intermixed with veterans. Since Kenya won seven gold medals last time, a number of athletes received an automatic slot in the championships without … Continue reading

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Maximilla Imali breaks 33 year old 400m record.

Kenya Police runner Maximilla Imali, broke the national women’s 400 metres record at the 2017 Kenya National Athletics championships. Her time of 51.18 sliced almost half a second off the previous record that was set by Ruth Waithera at the … Continue reading

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Obiri sets new Kenya 5000m record

Olympic Silver medalist Hellen Obiri, who only switched to the 5000m last season, set a New Kenya record in 14:18.37 . It is the fastest time in the world since 2015 and it makes Obiri the fifth fastest woman in … Continue reading

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Incredible performances by Kenyans at Pre-Fontaine Classic

There were earth Shattering performances by Kenyan distance runners at the 2017 PreFontaine classic at Hayward field in Oregon USA. Most notable was newcomer Celliphine Chespol. Chespol Stuns with world junior record   Eighteen year old Celliphine Chespol stunned the … Continue reading

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Faith Kipyegon, Obiri and Bett shine in Shanghai

For a second straight week, Kenyan runners showed their dominance in the middle and long distance events of the 2017 Diamond League. Helen Obiri, Faith Kipyegon and Kipyegon Bett were the winners. Hyvin Kiyeng finished second in the women’s 3000m … Continue reading

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Joyciline Jepkosgei breaks four world records

Virtually unknown Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei broke four world records at the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon which is IAAF Gold Label Road Race. She set a new world record for the half marathon with a time of 1:04:52 on Saturday. Jepkosgei … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Kenya dominates 2017 world cross country

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Kenyan female cross country runners emulate the legends of the 1980s

The 2017 world cross country championships were held in Kampala Uganda on March 26. Kenya fielded a strong squad of six women for the senior women’s race. And incredibly, the six women occupied all the top 6 positions. The dominance … Continue reading

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