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Jeruto upsets Chepkoech, sets meet record

Norah Jeruto caused the biggest upset of the 2019 Oslo Bislett games, a Diamond League meet. She beat the erstwhile invincible Beatrice Chepkoech in a closely contested 3000m Steeplechase race. Chepkoech had gone a whole year without losing at this … Continue reading

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NBA Africa tournament: Plenty of pitfalls for Kenya and Africa

  On 16th February 2019, the National Basketball Association (NBA), the top basketball league in the world, announced that it was going to partner with FIBA, the global basketball body, to create the first trans-continental professional basketball league in Africa. … Continue reading

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Rhonex, Tirop and Cheruiyot brilliant in Stockolm

The trio of Kenyans: Rhonex Kipruto, Agnes Tirop and Timothy Cheruiyot were in sensational form as they beat strong fields to win at the 2019 Bauhaus Galan Diamond League meet in Stockholm Sweden. Rhonex Kipruto gives Kenya hope in the … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2019 London sevens

Group Stage Fiji 24 Kenya 17 Tries: BS Mwale 2′ & 8′ , JO Oluoch 10′ Conv: J Olindi 9′ Kenya 21 Samoa 20 Tries: V Onyala 6′ & 7′ & 13′ Conv: J Olindi 6′ & 7′ & 13′ … Continue reading

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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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Dunking Olivia Ododa: First Kenyan in women’s final four

In 2019 Olivia Nelson-Ododa was a freshman at the University of Connecticut, the most successful women’s college basketball team in recent years. During the 2019 season, U-Conn once again reached the final four with Ododa playing key roles in each … 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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