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Kenya’s prospects at the 2017 World Athletics championships

In the 2015 world athletics championships, Kenya were dominant and ended up at the top of standings for the first time ever with 7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze. The 2017 edition will be held in London. What are … Continue reading

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Manangoi, Korir, Obiri shine in Monaco

Kenyans were in their usual devastating form at the 2017 Herculis Diamond league meet that is held in Monaco every season. Hellen Obiri, Emmanuel Korir and Elijah Manangoi were the most oustanding Kenyan performers. Jairus Birech also gave a good … Continue reading

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Kenya results at the 2017 Africa boxing championships

The 2017 Africa Boxing championships were held in Brazzaville Congo. Veteran Nick Okoth added to his medal collection by winning a gold medal to add to the gold he won at the same event in 2008 and the bronze he … Continue reading

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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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