Tag Archives: Kenya Athletics

Rudisha opens season with solid win in Australia

Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha had been in imperious and unbeatable form for a number of years. That was until he was derailed by injury and missed most of the 2013 season. Even when he came back … Continue reading

Posted in Kenya Athletics News, Kenya Sports news and commentary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Moses Mosop breaks Samuel Wanjiru’s area record

Moses Mosop won the Xiamen marathon in China. It was a tightly contested race in which Mosop broke away from Ethiopia‚Äôs Tilahun Regassa in the last few stages. In the process of clocking 2:06:19 he took more than a minute … Continue reading

Posted in Kenya Athletics News, Kenya Sports news and commentary | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Marion Jones went to prison, so should Kenyan athletes

On March 8, 2008, a tearful Marion Jones was carted off to prison to start a 6 month sentence for lying to investigators about her use of performance enhancing drugs. She had been arguably the most popular athlete. When she … Continue reading

Posted in Profiles and articles on Kenyan runners | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

World Juniors: Kenya bags two more golds to finish second

Kenya finished second overall in the medal table when they won two more gold medals on the last day of the IAAF world Junior athletics championships. Alfred Kipketer blows the field away Alfred Kipketer went into this race as the … Continue reading

Posted in Kenya Athletics News, Kenya Sports news and commentary | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kenya’s prospects at the world relay championships

The inaugural world relay Championships will kick off in Nassau Bahamas on Saturday May 24. Kenya men will field teams in the 4 X 200m, 4 X 400m , 4 X 800m and 4 X 1500m. The Kenya women will … Continue reading

Posted in Kenya Athletics News, Kenya Sports news and commentary | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AK adds USA based sprinter: Carvin Nkanata to relay team

For several months now, this column has been calling for AK to include USA based sprinting sensation Carvin Nkanata to Kenya athletics squad. AK finall obliged. Nkanata will be part of Kenya’s 4 X 200m at the world relay championships … Continue reading

Posted in Kenya Athletics News, Kenya Sports news and commentary | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Athletics Kenya should not mistreat sprinters

When Athletics initially named the squad for the world relay championships, they completely excluded the sprinters. This was despite initially promising to include teams for the 4 X 100m, 4 X 200m and 4 X 400m. The sprinters felt slighted. … Continue reading

Posted in Profiles and articles on Kenyan runners | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Kenya names teams for world relay championships

Kenya has named its team for the inaugural world relay championships to be held in Nassau Bahamas starting on May 24. Kenya will be represented by strong teams in the 4 X 800m and 4 X 1500m for both men … Continue reading

Posted in Kenya Athletics News, Kenya Sports news and commentary | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wilson Kipsang wins epic London Showdown

Wilson Kipsang beat what is probably the strongest field ever at the London Marathon. The race had an array of stars including New York Marathon champion Emmanuel Mutai, Two time Olympic gold medalist in the 5000m and 10,000m, Mo Farah, … Continue reading

Posted in Kenya Athletics News, Kenya Sports news and commentary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Joyce Chepkirui sets course record in Prague

Joyce Chepkirui clocked 1 hour, six minutes, 19 seconds to win the Prague half marathon and in the process set a new course record. From th every beginning, Chepkirui looked like a woman on a mission. She set off on … Continue reading

Posted in Kenya Athletics News, Kenya Sports news and commentary | Tagged , , | Leave a comment