Category Archives: Kenya Athletics News

News articles, profiles and commentary on Kenya athletics

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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Peres Jepchirchir breaks world half marathon record

Little known Peres Jepchirchir, set a new world half marathon record at clocking 1:05:06 at the RAK Half Marathon in Ras al-Khaimah, UAE. In the process, she knocked 3 seconds of the previous record held by compatriot Florence Kiplagat. The … Continue reading

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Bedan Kaloki wins RAK Half Marathon

Bedan Karoki Muchiri won the 201 edition of the RAK Half Marathon with a time of 59:10. The 26 year old from Nyandarua, surged with 3 kilometres to go, dropping Yigrem Demelash of Ethiopia who finished second in a personal … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Korir sets world indoor 600m record

Previously unknown Emmanuel Korir has thrust himself into global fame by coming from nowhere to break the world indoor 600m record. Korir, who is a student at the University of Texas El Paso , he finish line in 1:14.97, shaving … Continue reading

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Hellen Obiri wins 2017 Campaccio cross country

The cross country season has kicked off in high gear. And Hellen Obiri, whoc clinched the Olympic silver medal after moving up two distances to the 5000m, picked up from where she left off in 2016. She won the the … Continue reading

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Kangogo and Kibiwott win in Houilles

Cornelius Kangogo clocked 28:19 to win the 45th Corrida Pedestre Internationale de Houilles 10km, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday December 18. Kangogo, who is 23, has now won the race three times, equalling fellow Kenyan Micah Kogo. … Continue reading

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Chemos awarded 2009 gold as cheaters Dominguez and Zaripova are busted

Kenyan steeplechase ace Milcah Chemos Cheywa has been awarded the gold medal for the 3000m steeplechase for the 2009 world athletics championships. Chemos who was 23 at the time had initially won the bronze after clocking a personal best of … Continue reading

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Mary Keitany completely, utterly dominant in New York

Kenyan marathon ace Mary Keitany won the 2016 New York marathon by an incredible three minutes and 35 seconds. She also became the first woman in 30 years to win three consecutive NYC Marathons. On this day, Keitany broke away … Continue reading

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Mark Korir wins Frankfurt Marathon

It was a decisive win for Mark Korir in the 2016 Frankfurt Marathon. Korir won in 2:06:48, well ahead of compatriots Martin Kosgey and Cyprian Kotut who finished second and third respectively. Korir, who won the 2015 Paris Marathon, made … Continue reading

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Wanjiru sets Amsterdam record as Kenyans occupy top 8 positions

Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru was the surprise winner of the 2016 Amesterdam marathon. In the process he set a new personal best and a course record for the Amsterdam marathon which is a IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2:05:19. Following … Continue reading

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