Category Archives: Kenya Athletics News

News articles, profiles and commentary on Kenya athletics

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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Pacemaker Talam in shocking victory in his debut

When 21 year old Festus Talam, entered the 2016 Eindhoven marathon, he was not expected to win. He was not even expected to finish. Firstly he had never run a marathon before. He had only previously run in half marathons … Continue reading

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Florence Kiplagat succesfully defends Chicago title

While the men’s race was run at a slow and deliberate pace, the women’s race was run at intervals of torrid and slow. By the halfway point, the leading pack had been reduced to Florence Kiplagat, Edna Kiplagat, Valentine Kipketer, … Continue reading

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Kirui stages massive career revival in Chicago

Coming into the 2016 Chicago marathon, not much was expected from Abel Kirui. After winning the world championships in 2009 and 2011 and the Olympic silver medal in 2012, Kirui’s career had hit a rough patch. He never finished better … Continue reading

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2016 Olympics: Kenya’s best performance yet

Kenya ended the 2016 Olympics ended Olympics with a medal haul of 6 gold, 6 silver and 1 bronze, arguably Kenya’s best performance yet, only rivaled by 2008 when Kenya hauled 6 gold 4 silver and 4 bronze. Jemima Sumgong … Continue reading

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