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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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Kipsang, Chepchirchir set all comers records in Tokyo

Wilson Kipsang and Sarah Chepchirchir both ran world leading times and set new Japan All comers records at the 2017 Tokyo Marathon which is an IAAF Gold Label race. Kipsang who is a former marathon world record holder, set a … Continue reading

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Florence Kiplagat wins 4th successive Barcelona Half Marathon

Florence Kiplagat was once again in imperious form as she won the 2017 eDreams Mitja Marato Barcelona in overwhelming fashion. Kiplagat had set world records at this event in 2014 and 2015. However this time, the windy conditions caused her … Continue reading

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Kenya Results at the 2017 Sydney Sevens

Group Stage Kenya 12 England 17 Tries: Agero, Odhiambo Conversions: Agero Kenya 17 Japan 12 Tries: Odhiambo, Tanga, Injera Conversions: Oliech Kenya 7 South Africa 14 Tries: Lugonzo Conversions: Agero Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals Kenya 0 Russia 22 13th Place Semi … Continue reading

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Kenya results at the 2017 Wellington sevens

Group Stage Kenya 12 Argentina 17 Tries: B. Odhiambo, Ambaka Conversion: Oliech Kenya 47 Papua New Guinea 5 Tries: Ambaka(2), Agero(2), Odhiambo, Mwale, Ouma, Amonde Conversions: Agero(4), Oliech(2) Kenya 12 England 31 Tries: Ambaka, Injera Conversion: Oliech Challenge Trophy Quarterfinals … Continue reading

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Augustin Choge: World class from 800m to the Half Marathon

Augustin Kiprono Choge may very well be the greatest ever all round middle and long distance athlete ever at least based on personal bests. He has world class personal bests in every distance from the 800m to the half marathon. … Continue reading

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Peres Jepchirchir breaks world half marathon record

Little known Peres Jepchirchir, set a new world half marathon record at clocking 1:05:06 at the RAK Half Marathon in Ras al-Khaimah, UAE. In the process, she knocked 3 seconds of the previous record held by compatriot Florence Kiplagat. The … Continue reading

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