Category Archives: Kenya Athletics News

News articles, profiles and commentary on Kenya athletics

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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Elegant Beatrice Chepkoech destroys field in Shanghai

Steeplechaser Beatrice Chepkoech, who thoroughly dominated this event in 2018, picked up where she left off last year. On Saturday she completely dominated the women’s 3000m Steeplechase, beating finishing a good 30 metres ahead of second placed compatriot Cellphine Chespol. … Continue reading

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Syombua with storming leg as Kenya wins relay bronze

Success!! The Kenyan mixed relay quartet were the only Kenyan medalists at the 2019 IAAF world relays that were held in Yokohama Japan. The team of Jared Momanyi, Maureen Thomas, Hellen Syombua and Aaron Koech finished third in 3:19.43 Jared … Continue reading

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Obiri, Manangoi, brilliant in Doha

Hellen Obiri’s brilliant start to the 2019 season continued in Doha on Friday. Earlier in the season, Obiri was one of the few bright spots for Kenya at the 2019 World Cross country championships. She continued along those lines in … Continue reading

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Eliud Kipchoge cements place as the greatest

Following his convincing victory in the 2019 London marathon in a time of 2:02:37, Eliud Kipchoge has left no doubt that he is the greatest marathon runner ever. Lets put things into perspective. 1. He has won 10 consecutive marathons. … Continue reading

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Asbel Kiprop’s fall is precipitous and calamitous

Never in the history of Kenya sports has an athlete gone from grace to disgrace in the manner that Asbel Kiprop has gone. Never has there been a more calamitous and precipitous fall. It is calamitous because Kiprop is a … Continue reading

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Obiri and Beatrice Chebet win at 2019 world cross country

11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Hellen Obiri won the women’s senior race while Beatrice Chebet won the women’s U20 race. They were the only bright spots for Kenya. Senior Women POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK 1 Hellen Obiri  KEN 36:14 2 Dera Dida  ETH 36:16 … Continue reading

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Obiri wins epic battle against Sifan

Hellen Obiri may be the world champion in the 5000m but she was made to work by a determined Dutch-woman Sifan Hassan at the Diamond League race in Zurich. With a lap to go, there were seven women in the … Continue reading

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Shoeless Conseslus Kipruto gets last grasp win in Zurich

Some people doubted that Conseslus Kipruto was the best steeplechaser on the planet when he lost a Diamond League race to Evan Jager and Souffiane el Bakkali about a month ago. But after his epic performance in Zurich, Kipruto has … Continue reading

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The most notable Kenyan performances at the 2018 Africa championships

2018 is turning out to be a succesful year for Kenya athletics After finishing atop the standings in the IAAF U20 championships,   Kenya was on top again, this time finishing atop the standings at the 2018 Africa athletics championships. … Continue reading

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