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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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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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