Category Archives: Kenya Athletics News

News articles, profiles and commentary on Kenya athletics

Mark Otieno sets new Kenya 100m record

New sprint sensation, Mark Otieno, sliced nine hundreths of a second from the Kenya national 100m record when he clocked 10.14 seconds to win the Kenya national athletics championships. The previous record was set by Mike Mokamba Nyangau at 10.23 … 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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Kipsang, Chepchirchir set all comers records in Tokyo

Wilson Kipsang and Sarah Chepchirchir both ran world leading times and set new Japan All comers records at the 2017 Tokyo Marathon which is an IAAF Gold Label race. Kipsang who is a former marathon world record holder, set a … Continue reading

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Florence Kiplagat wins 4th successive Barcelona Half Marathon

Florence Kiplagat was once again in imperious form as she won the 2017 eDreams Mitja Marato Barcelona in overwhelming fashion. Kiplagat had set world records at this event in 2014 and 2015. However this time, the windy conditions caused her … Continue reading

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