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September 18, 2015 - 0 Comments

BRAZAVILLE Alice Aprot has never run the 10,000m women’s race before and was not even in the Kenya team for the event but went on to win gold. Aprot started out as the team pacesetter,...

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September 1, 2015 - 0 Comments

History-making Team Kenya athletes from the 15th edition of the World Championships in Athletics arrived back on Tuesday morning from China. The athletes were received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by Deputy President William...

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June 14, 2015 - 0 Comments

Olympic champion and World 800m record-holder David Rudisha romped back from an injury to win the New York Diamond League meet with a world lead of 1 minute and 43.58 seconds on Saturday. Rudisha limped...

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April 26, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP Eliud Kipchoge led a Kenyan clean sweep of the podium places as he won the men’s London Marathon on Sunday in a time of two hours, four minutes and 41 seconds. The final...

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April 20, 2015 - 0 Comments

Kenya’s Caroline Rotich won the womens’ Boston Marathon title as Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa went for men’s crown on Monday. Rotich outsprinted Ethiopians Mare Dibaba and Buzunesh Deba down Boylston Street to win in 2 hours...

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April 12, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP PARIS: Mark Korir of Kenya has won the Paris Marathon on Sunday, his first career victory in a prestigious international race. Korir, 30, who was second in last month’s Paris Half-Marathon, came home in...

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March 8, 2015 - 0 Comments

The First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero campaign raised Sh46mn during the Sunday marathon in which 15,000 peopled showed up to back the drive. The initiative geared at improving maternal health has already managed to...

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February 28, 2015 - 0 Comments

A year after opening Kenya’s first tartan running track outside Nairobi, Iten-based multiple world distance running champion and record holder Lornah Kiplagat has broken new ground with the launch of an African women’s sportswear line....

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February 19, 2015 - 0 Comments

Female media personalities early on Thursday morning got an opportunity to train with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta ahead of her half marathon towards the Beyond Zero campaign. A total of 15 media women drawn from...

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February 10, 2015 - 0 Comments

Forensic pathologists have ruled out suicide in athlete Samuel Wanjiru’s death, indicating a third party was involved. Moses Njue, a former chief government pathologist, told a court inquest on Tuesday that the athlete was hit...

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January 30, 2015 - 0 Comments

Multiple Boston and Chicago marathons champion Rita Jeptoo was on Friday handed a two-year ban by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after testing positive for the banned blood booster Erythropoietin (EPO). The disgraced...

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December 19, 2014 - 0 Comments

  Athlete Rita Jeptoo, this year’s winner of Boston and Chicago marathons, risks being stripped all her titles and being banned for two years after her B sample tests positive of banned substance Erythropoietin (EPO)....

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October 31, 2014 - 0 Comments

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, who made history by winning four events in A World Marathon Majors (WMM), when she defended her Boston and Chicago Marathons titles, has failed a doping test. Following the development, the WMM...

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October 20, 2014 - 0 Comments

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Sunday launched the second edition of the ‘First Lady’s Half Marathon’ at the scenic Karura Forest, targeting to raise Sh 600m for her ‘Beyond Zero’ campaign on March 8, next...

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October 12, 2014 - 0 Comments

By AFP More by this Author Eliud Kipchoge on Sunday stunned a strong field to win the Chicago Marathon in 2:04:11 while Rita Jeptoo defended her title with a time of 2:24:35 Kipchoge led Sammy...

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September 3, 2014 - 0 Comments

The world will have wait a little longer to witness a collision between Commonwealth Games and Africa 5,000m champion Caleb Mwangangi and double Olympic and World champion Mo Farah after the two were put apart...

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August 14, 2014 - 0 Comments

Jairus Birech finally claimed his maiden major title when he orchestrated another Kenyan podium sweep in men’s 3,000m steeplechase at the Africa Championships at Grande Stade, Marrakech on Tuesday night. It was a night that...

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August 2, 2014 - 0 Comments

In August 2008, Marko Cheseto, a budding long distance runner from the remote village of Tot in West Pokot, set out on a journey into the unknown. A graduate of Egoji Teachers Training College, Cheseto...

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