Category Archives: Kenya Athletics News

News articles, profiles and commentary on Kenya athletics

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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Kenya’s medal prospects at the 2016 Olympic games

Kenya arrives at the 2016 Olympic in the aftermath of a superb performance at the 2015 World athletics championships where they topped the standings with 7 gold medals. However Kenya will be hard pressed to repeat that superlative performance. Men’s … Continue reading

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Kenya finish second in IAAF Junior Championships

Kenya edged arch rivals Ethiopia on the last day of the event to finish second in the 2016 IAAF Junior championships. The games were held in the ZdzisĹ‚aw Krzyszkowiak Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland. 10,000m: Kwemoi controls the entire race Rodgers … Continue reading

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Kipruto, Kwemoi, Obiri and Kipketer shine in Monaco

As Kenyans gear up for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a number of Kenyan runners were in sensational form at the 2016 Herculis Diamond League meet in Monaco. Conseslus Kipruto affirms favourite status in 3000m steeplechase In form … Continue reading

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Ferguson Cheruiyot beats strong field, Rudisha struggles

800m runner Ferguson Cheruiyot is currently in the best form of his life. He won the men’s 800m at the Stockolm Diamond League meet, beating a strong field that included compatriot David Rudisha, Frenchman Pierre Ambrose and Adam Kszczot of … Continue reading

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Kiprop and Kipruto clock world leading times

Four Kenyans won their respective races at the 2016 Birmingham Diamond League meet. Asbel Kiprop and Consesulus Kipruto won the 1500m and 3000m steeplechase in world leading times while David Rudisha fello short of his world record attempt but still … Continue reading

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