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News articles, profiles and commentary on Kenya athletics

Eric Kiptanui runs 5th fastest half marathon ever

Newcomer Erick Kiptanui won the Berlin Half Marathon in a superb time of 58:42 which was not only a new course record but was also the fifth fastest half marathon time ever. It was only the third time Kiptanui was … Continue reading

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33 year old Kipekemoi wins Rotterdam in his debut

Ronald Kipkemoi, running in his first ever marathon, won the 38th edition of the NN Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday (8), clocking 2:05:44 at this IAAF Gold Label road race. His win was unexpected given his inexperience and the presence of … Continue reading

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Longayata and Saina win Paris Marathon

Paul Longayata became the first man to win back to back Paris marathon titles since Steve Brace of Britain did so in 1990. He clocked 2:06:25 to lead a Kenyan 1-2-3 sweep. Longayata made his forst move at the 26km … Continue reading

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Kamworor invincible at world half marathon

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor won the world half marathon championships for the third consecutive time. The 2018 championships were held in Valencia Spain. The race started very slow. The first 5km were run at a sluggish pace of 14:31. Then at … Continue reading

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Ruth Jebet in doping scandal

Ruth Jebet, the Kenyan who defected to Bahrain at age 16 is now embroiled in a doping scandal. Although the news has not yet been confirmed, a number of prominent sources have suggested Jebet has tested positive for a performance-enhancing … Continue reading

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Agnes Tirop leads Kenya sweep at in Santiponce X-Country

Kenyan women occupied all the top three positions at the 36th Cross Internacional de Itálica in Santiponce, near the Spanish city of Seville. This race is the fifth leg of this season’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series. The early pace … Continue reading

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Kamworor wins New York Marathon: His first ever

Up to this point Geoffrey Kamwror has been known as a cross country and half marathon specialist. Indeed Kamworor is the defending champion of the world cross country championships and world half marathon championships. On Sunday in New York, he … Continue reading

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Joyciline Jepkosgei sets world half marathon record

Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei has been in excellent form in 2017. In April of this year she had set a new world half marathon record at 1:04:52  during a race in Prague. On Sunday October 22, she kept her momentum alive at … Continue reading

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Lets hope Tergat emulates Mike Boit not Kipchoge Keino

Paul Tergat has been elected the president of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK). For most Kenyans his election is a breath of fresh air. NOCK has been the most corruption ridden and incompetent sports organization in Kenya. The … Continue reading

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Kenyans shine in Ivo Van Damne Diamond League

Kenyan athletes were in sensational form during the final Diamond league meet of the 2017 season, the Ivo Van Damne meet in Belgium. Faith Kipyegon, Hellen Obiri, Conseslus Kipruto and Elijah Manangoi, all won their respective races to end a … Continue reading

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