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Leonard Komon clocks fastest half marathon debut ever

Leonard Komon clocked 59:14 to win the Vattenfall BERLIN HALF MARATHON. He edged out fellow Kenyan Abraham Cheroben in a sprint finish. Prior to the race , Komon had set an ambitious goal of setting a new world half marathon … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Kipsang and Gladys Cherono dominate world half marathon

New sensation, 21 year old Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor won the world half marathon championships in a time of 59:07, which is an amazing time considering that there was no rabbit. The time was the fastest time recorded for a half … Continue reading

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Caleb Ndiku wins world indoor title

Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku beat a strong field to win the 3000m at the 2014 World Indoor Athletics Championships held in Sopot Poland. The field included Kenyan turned American Bernard Lagat who took silver, Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwet, the world 5,000m silver … Continue reading

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A dynamite field for the London Marathon (Men and Women)

Defending champion, Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya will be hard pressed to defend the London Marathon diadem she won in 2013. In 2014, she will have to contend with reigning world champion and fellow Kenyan Edna Kiplagat, defending Olympic champion and … Continue reading

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World champion Japhet Korir starts year with a bang

During the 2013 World cross country championships, Japhet Korir shocked pundits and fans by beating Ethiopia’s Imane Merga to become world champion. In the process, Korir became the youngest ever world cross country champion at 19. Korir was back in … Continue reading

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Someone please advise Asbel Kiprop before he loses his career

Asbel Kiprop facing charges According to reports in the people newspaper, 2 time world champion and one time Olympic Champion Asbel Kiprop could face charges after he and four others assaulted a security guard. Kiprop who is also a police … Continue reading

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Kenya dominates the marathon in 2013

The year 2013 was a memorable one for Kenyan marathoners. Wilson Kipsang set a new world marathon record with a time of 2:03:23, breaking the previous record held by compatriot Patrick Makau. Another memorable performance was that of Dennis Kimetto. … Continue reading

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Memory Lane : Kipchoge Keino eclipses American legend

Background At the 1968 Olympics, the most highly anticipated race was the contest between American legend Jim Ryun and the Kenyan legend Kipchoge Keino. So highly anticipated was this race that prior to the Olympics, it was JIm Ryun and  … Continue reading

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Martin Mathathi leads Kenya 1-2 in Fukuoka Marathon

In his marathon debut, Martin Irungu Mathathi outpaced defending champion Joseph Gitau to win the Fukuoka international marathon Sunday. It was a one-two finish by the Japan-based Kenyan runners. You will remember that Mathathi, who is now 27, won the … Continue reading

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Asbel Kiprop injured in serious car crash

Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist and 2011 and 2013 world champion at the 1500-meters, was hospitalized and later released after a car crash Sunday evening in Kenya. He suffered a neck injury, and the accident was apparently … Continue reading

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