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Stories, articles and profiles in Kenyan athletics

Kenya at the 1987 world athletics championships

The 1987 World Athletics championships were held at the Olympic stadium in Rome from August 28 to September 6. Most of the world did not expect much from Kenya. The country had performed dismally at the inaugural World championships that … 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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Julius Korir: Kenya’s sole gold medalist at the 1984 Olympics

The period between 1981 and 1986 was a dry spell for Kenyan athletics. During this period Kenyan athletes did not win any gold medals at global events such as the Olympics, the world athletics championships, the Commonwealth games or the … Continue reading

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Augustin Choge: World class from 800m to the Half Marathon

Augustin Kiprono Choge may very well be the greatest ever all round middle and long distance athlete ever at least based on personal bests. He has world class personal bests in every distance from the 800m to the half marathon. … Continue reading

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Nike and IOC encourage corruption in Kenya sports

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

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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Doping: Kenya being unfairly lumped with Russia

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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Kenyan athletes thoroughly dominated in 2015

2015 was a memorable season in Kenyan athletics. Even by Kenya’s illustrious standards it was a season that many Kenyans will remember for a long time and will be recalled often in the annals of history. Kenya leads medal standings … Continue reading

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1988 Olympics: Glancing Peter Rono shocks a world class field

Background The 1988 Olympics are among the most memorable for Kenyan. In total Kenya ended up with 5 gold medals. Not too many people expected Kenya to excel at these games. They had won only 1 gold medal at the … Continue reading

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Kenyan sprinters rise in 2015

The 2015 will go down as a memorable season for Kenyan sprinters. Whereas Kenya is known for producing more world class distance runners than any other nation, it has generally faired poorly in the shortest distances, especially since the early … Continue reading

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