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Marion Jones went to prison, so should Kenyan athletes

On March 8, 2008, a tearful Marion Jones was carted off to prison to start a 6 month sentence for lying to investigators about her use of performance enhancing drugs. She had been arguably the most popular athlete. When she … Continue reading

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Kenyan marathoners now own 11 of the 12 fastest times

Following Dennis Kimetto’s superb perfomance at the 2014 Berlin marathon in which Kimetto not only broke the world record, but also became the first man to run under 2:03:00, Kenyans now own 11 out of the top 12 times ever … Continue reading

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Julius Yego now among the legends

Javelin thrower Julius Yego became the first Kenyan ever to win a gold medal in a non-running event at a global competition. He accomplished this by winning the gold medal in the Javelin at the 2014 commonwealth games with a … Continue reading

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Athletics Kenya should not mistreat sprinters

When Athletics initially named the squad for the world relay championships, they completely excluded the sprinters. This was despite initially promising to include teams for the 4 X 100m, 4 X 200m and 4 X 400m. The sprinters felt slighted. … Continue reading

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Rudisha should now focus on winning and less on records

Athletics fans all over the world and not just Kenya are waiting with bated breath for David Rudisha’s return to the track after a long layoff. The world beating Rudisha who is easily the greatest 800m runner and one of … Continue reading

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Someone please advise Asbel Kiprop before he loses his career

Asbel Kiprop facing charges According to reports in the people newspaper, 2 time world champion and one time Olympic Champion Asbel Kiprop could face charges after he and four others assaulted a security guard. Kiprop who is also a police … Continue reading

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Memory Lane : Kipchoge Keino eclipses American legend

Background At the 1968 Olympics, the most highly anticipated race was the contest between American legend Jim Ryun and the Kenyan legend Kipchoge Keino. So highly anticipated was this race that prior to the Olympics, it was JIm Ryun and  … Continue reading

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Exit to the road races decimates Kenya’s running corps

During the 2012 Olympics and again during the 2013 World Athletics championships fans of Kenyan athletics and to a certain extent their Ethiopian counterparts watched in disbelief and amazement as British runner Mo Farah outfoxed his East African counterparts and … Continue reading

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Memory Lane: Paul Kipkoech provides master class in tactics

In September of 1987, Kenya went to the world championships with absolutely no expectations of any medals from fans. Remember that the previous world championships were held in 1983. Not only did Kenya not win any medals at all, but … Continue reading

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Kenyan high jumpers still in the stone age

  If you attend any Kenyan athletics meet at secondary school level, you will be amazed at the sheer athleticism and leaping ability of the high jumpers. However you will be dismayed to find that their technique leaves a lot … Continue reading

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