Tag Archives: Kenya marathoners

Questionable selection dooms Kenya’s marathon chances

The 2015 world athletics championships started today (August 22) in Beijing China. Much was expected from Kenya’s marathon squad given that it comprised the current world record holder , Dennis Kimetto and the previous world record holder Wilson Kipsang who … Continue reading

Posted in Kenya Athletics News | 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

Patrick Makau back to form wins Fukuoka

In 2011, Patrick Makau made history by setting the world marathon record. It had previously been held by Ethiopian legend Haile Gebreselassie. But on that day, Makau soundly beat Geb and in the process set a new world record at … Continue reading

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

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

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