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Kenya names strong squad for world championships

Defending champions have named a strong squad for the 2017 World athletics championships. Plenty of new names intermixed with veterans. Since Kenya won seven gold medals last time, a number of athletes received an automatic slot in the championships without … Continue reading

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Mark Otieno sets new Kenya 100m record

New sprint sensation, Mark Otieno, sliced nine hundreths of a second from the Kenya national 100m record when he clocked 10.14 seconds to win the Kenya national athletics championships. The previous record was set by Mike Mokamba Nyangau at 10.23 … Continue reading

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Maximilla Imali breaks 33 year old 400m record.

Kenya Police runner Maximilla Imali, broke the national women’s 400 metres record at the 2017 Kenya National Athletics championships. Her time of 51.18 sliced almost half a second off the previous record that was set by Ruth Waithera at the … Continue reading

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Obiri sets new Kenya 5000m record

Olympic Silver medalist Hellen Obiri, who only switched to the 5000m last season, set a New Kenya record in 14:18.37 . It is the fastest time in the world since 2015 and it makes Obiri the fifth fastest woman in … Continue reading

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Kenya results at the 2017 London sevens

Group Stage Kenya 10 South Africa 12 Tries: B Odhiambo, N Oyoo Kenya 0 USA 47 Kenya 28 Wales 17 Tries: D Ombachi, NO Oyoo, D Kinyangi, D Mayar Dulo Cons: E Agero (2) L Ligamy S Oliech Challenge Trophy … Continue reading

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Incredible performances by Kenyans at Pre-Fontaine Classic

There were earth Shattering performances by Kenyan distance runners at the 2017 PreFontaine classic at Hayward field in Oregon USA. Most notable was newcomer Celliphine Chespol. Chespol Stuns with world junior record   Eighteen year old Celliphine Chespol stunned the … Continue reading

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Faith Kipyegon, Obiri and Bett shine in Shanghai

For a second straight week, Kenyan runners showed their dominance in the middle and long distance events of the 2017 Diamond League. Helen Obiri, Faith Kipyegon and Kipyegon Bett were the winners. Hyvin Kiyeng finished second in the women’s 3000m … Continue reading

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Employ the KPL CEO on a performance contract

When Supersport stopped televising the Kenya Premier League, they cited breach of contract as their primary reason. They claimed that they were promised a 16 team league yet KPL is now an 18 team league. They also claim that KPL … Continue reading

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Nyanza governors lagging behind in football development

Ever since the advent of devolution in Kenya, a number of governors and MPs across the country have taken it upon themselves to provide promising young footballers in their constituencies with opportunities to develop their talents while also giving local … Continue reading

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Mathare United is no longer a pipeline of talent

There was a time not too long ago when the Mathare Youth Sports association was the backbone on which Kenya football was built. During the period of the late 1990s to the early 2000s, a disproportionate number of national team … Continue reading

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