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2008 Olympics: Jelimo and Lagat first Kenyan female gold medalists

Background The 2008 Olympics were held in Beijing China from August  8 to 24 August. Kenya won 6 gold 4 silver and 6 bronze. A total of 16 medals. That was good enough for second position in the Athletics medal … Continue reading

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2004 Olympics: Kenya sweeps the steeplechase

Background The 2004 Summer Olympics were held in Athens Greece from 13 to 29 August. Kenya finished with 1 gold 4 silver and 2 bronze. The 2004 games came at a time when a test for EPO had just been … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2000 Olympics: Brilliant gold for Noah Ngeny and Reuben Kosgei

Background The 2000 Olympics were held in Sydney Australia from 15 September and 1 October. Kenya finished with 2 gold 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. 1500m: Shock win for Noah Ngeny Prior to this race, Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj … Continue reading

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2007 World Athletics Championships: Finally Redemption for Kenya

Going into these World Championships, Kenya had lost much of its mystique and prestige as a distance running giant. In 1999 and in 2005, the country had won only one gold medal. While in 2003, only two gold. The period … Continue reading

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2001 World Athletics championships: Limo and Kamathi shock the world

The 2001 World Athletics Championships were held in Edmonton Alberta between 3 August and 12 August. Kenya’s performance was much better than in the 1999 edition. Whereas Kenya finished 13th with 1 gold medal, in 2001 Kenya finished in 3rd … Continue reading

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