Category Archives: Kenya Athletics News

News articles, profiles and commentary on Kenya athletics

Kenya finishes second at the 2019 world athletics championships

  Kenya performed brilliantly at the 2019 world athletics championships. They finished second behind perrenial winners the United States Medal Table RANK COUNTRY TOTAL 1 UNITED STATES 14 11 4 29 2 KENYA 5 2 4 11 3 JAMAICA 3 … Continue reading

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Yet another piece of shoddy journalism from the west accuses Kenya of doping

Just days before the start of the 2019 World Athletics Championships, new claims of widespread doping in Kenya have emerged. A report from Germany’s ZDF purports to show top athletes regularly use the endurance-boosting substance EPO in training. The shoddily … Continue reading

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Kenya’s prospects at the 2019 world athletics championships

Kenya finished second in the medal table at the 2017 world athletics championships with 5 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals. What are their prospects in 2019 in the heat of Doha? The 2019 season has been highly abbreviated … Continue reading

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Impressive bronze medal for Kenya women’s 4 X 100m team

Kenya continued to rise in the sprinting ranks as the Kenya women’s 4 X 100m team secured a memorable bronze medal at the 2019 All Africa games in Rabat. The quartet of Maximilla Imali, Maureen Nyatichi Thomas, Maureen Ndoro and … Continue reading

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Vanice Nyagisera with a dramatic win at the All Africa games

Vanice Kerubo Nyagisera gave Kenya a rare medal in the women’s 400m hurdles at the 2019 All Africa games. In the process she became the first Kenyan ever to win this event in a continental meet. Also Kenyans rarely win … Continue reading

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Eunice Sum is baaack !

Crowd favourite Eunice Sum has been missing in action and inconsistent for the better part of the last four years, leaving fans wondering about her whereabouts and her form. Sum first made a name for herself when she finished second … Continue reading

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Ferguson Rotich with a commanding win in London

Ferguson Rotich was in sensational form on Saturday at the Mueller Anniversary games, a Diamond League meet. Rotich took command of the race in the final straight and unleashed his typical long striding finish that left the rest of the … Continue reading

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Jeruto upsets Chepkoech, sets meet record

Norah Jeruto caused the biggest upset of the 2019 Oslo Bislett games, a Diamond League meet. She beat the erstwhile invincible Beatrice Chepkoech in a closely contested 3000m Steeplechase race. Chepkoech had gone a whole year without losing at this … Continue reading

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Rhonex, Tirop and Cheruiyot brilliant in Stockolm

The trio of Kenyans: Rhonex Kipruto, Agnes Tirop and Timothy Cheruiyot were in sensational form as they beat strong fields to win at the 2019 Bauhaus Galan Diamond League meet in Stockholm Sweden. Rhonex Kipruto gives Kenya hope in the … Continue reading

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Second Kenyan-Bahraini Eunice Kirwa busted for doping

Eunice Kirwa, a Kenyan Bahraini who won the 2016 Olympic silver medal in the women’s marathon, has received a provisional suspension after failing a drug test for the blood booster EPO. Kirwa finished second at the 2016 Olympics behind Kenyan … Continue reading

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