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Asbel Kiprop gold seals championship for Kenya

Asbel Kiprop made it very difficult for himself but eventually came through to win the men’s 1500m on the penultimate day of the 2015 world athletics championships. Kiprop placed himself at the back of the pack for the first half … Continue reading

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Helen Kiprop earns silver in Marathon

Helen Kiprop was Kenya’s only medalist in the women’s marathon, winning silver behind Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba. Edna Kiplagat who had won the previous two world championship races finished fourth. The race went according to form-book unlike the men’s marathon. Mare … Continue reading

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Hyvin Kiyeng upsets formbook to win in epic finish

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Coming into the 2015 world championships, Tunisian Habiba Ghribi was the favourite. She had the world best time and had won the silver medal at the 2011 world championships and the 2012 Olympics. Hyvin Kiyeng on the other hand did … Continue reading

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With massive heave Yego is now 3rd best all time

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Julius Yego came into this event as the world leader in the Javelin. But there was an air of doubt about whether he could even win a medal. He has been inconsistent. In his last contest before the world championships, … Continue reading

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Faith Kipyegon garners silver medal in 1500m

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Faith Chepngetic Kipyegon, a former world junior cross country champion won the silver medal in the women’s 1500m, finishing behind the incredible Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia. Kipyegon who won the Commonwealth games gold medal in 2014 showed resilience in the … Continue reading

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Masterful tactics by Rudisha to win gold

David Rudisha put his vast experience on display when he out-hought and outfoxed the field to win the mens 800m at the 2015 world athletics championships. Just as he had done in the semi-finals, Rudisha took the lead from the … Continue reading

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Nicholas Bett wins 400m hurdles from lane 9 !

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Another first for Kenya ! Nicholas Bett became the first Kenyan ever to win the 400m hurdles in a major global event. In fact Bett became the first Kenyan ever to win gold at a major global event. The last … Continue reading

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Vivian Cheruiyot makes a grand comeback

Vivian Cheruiyot is back with a bang. After winning both the 5000m and 10,000m at the 2011 world championships, she experienced a mini-slump before taking time off on maternity leave. In 2015 she showed signs of a comeback when she … Continue reading

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Wily veteran Kemboi wins 5th straight major as Kenya sweeps

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No country has dominated any event in any sport the way Kenya has dominated the 3000m steeplechase. Since Kenya burst onto the scene at the 1968 Olympics, Kenya has won this event every time with a few exceptions such as … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Joyce Zakary: New Kenya Record

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Joyce Zakary set a new Kenya record in the women’s 400m during the heats at the 2015 world athletics championships with a time of 50.71. Zakary whose name has been spelled variously as Joy Sakari and Joyce Zackary and various … Continue reading

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