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Stories, articles and profiles in Kenyan athletics

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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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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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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Kenya at the 1993 World Athletics Championships

The 1993 world championships were held in Stuttgart Germany. This was the 4th edition of the world athletics championships. It was also the first time the event was being held in a two year cycle. Kenya did well winning three … Continue reading

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1991 World athletics championships: 4 gold for Kenya

After a surprisingly brilliant performance at the 1987 world championships where Kenya won three golde medals, Kenya followed it up with an even better performance in 1991. Here Kenyan men won an incredible 5 gold medals. The women also started … Continue reading

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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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