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Articles by Charity Wanja


  • 23 Aug 2017
    Gold medal winner Kenya's Elijah Motonei Manangoi celebrates with silver medallist Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot and ...

    Kenyans go on trophy hunt at Zurich DL

    Kenyan athletes will be gunning for glory at one of the IAAF Diamond Leagues in Zurich on August 24 and with the coveted diamond trophy now closely in sight. Having claimed impressive victories at ...

  • 22 Aug 2017
    IOC reaches out to Nock on elections, again

    IOC reaches out to Nock on elections, again

    A subsequent letter from the International Olympic Committee sent to the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) offered the slightest indication that the embattled national body is headed for trou...

  • 21 Aug 2017
    Kenya's Hellen Onsando Obiri reacts after competing in the women's 3,000m during the 2017 IAAF Birmingham ...

    Kenyans stumble as Farah wins home finale

    African Games bronze medallist Winny Chebet had a motivational performance at the Birmingham Diamond League as fatigue took a toll on Olympics silver medallist and freshly minted World champion Hellen...

  • 18 Aug 2017
    Francis K. Paul, the secretary general, National Olympic committee of Kenya (KNOCK) at Kipchoge Keino ...

    Nock calls General Assembly in veiled defiance of IOC

    The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) made the first step towards defying directives from the International Olympic Committee on Friday when its Executive Committee members called for a fresh...

  • Kenya's Hellen Onsando Obiri reacts after winning the final of the women's 5000m athletics event ...

    Kenya’s London stars head to Birmingham DL

    Barely a week after the conclusion of the IAAF World Championships, a horde of Kenyan athletes that were part of the Team Kenya that finished second overall in London are returning to the track. Fr...

  • 17 Aug 2017
    Nock Chairman Dr. Kipchoge Keino (C) during the national body's extraordinary meeting. (PHOTO/Charity Wanja)

    IOC issues ultimatum over Nock polls date

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has given the National Olympic Committee of Kenya until end of September to decide a new Executive Committee elections date. In a letter sent to President ...

  • 16 Aug 2017
    Nock Chairman Dr. Kipchoge Keino (C) during the national body's extraordinary meeting. (PHOTO/Charity Wanja)

    Nock calls meeting as exco mull fresh polls

    The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) Executive Committee will convene on Friday for the first time since the national body’s elections were brought to a dramatic halt hours before the poll...

  • 13 Aug 2017
    Kenya's Hellen Onsando Obiri reacts after winning the final of the women's 5000m athletics event ...

    Obiri masters Ayana to bask in London glory

    Hellen Obiri ran the race of her life to claim consolation for her Olympic silver last year, clinching the women's 5,000m World title in 14:34.86 on Sunday. Obiri who was lining up as the world le...

  • Kenya's Asbel Kiprop (R) competes in the men's 1500m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World ...

    Kiprop confident of podium sweep as Race Walkers flop

    Former Olympic gold medallist and 1500m triple defending champion Asbel Kiprop is plotting a first clean podium sweep for Kenya as the curtains come down on the IAAF World Championships in London. ...

  • 12 Aug 2017
    (From bottom L) US athlete Emma Coburn celebrates with US athlete Courtney Frerichs as Kenya's ...

    Kiyeng third as US clinch shock steeplechase 1-2

    Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs pulled a rabbit out of the hat on Friday night as the duo clinched an unexpected American 1-2 in the women's 3000m steeplechase final to eclipse a rich field at the ...

  • 11 Aug 2017
    (Front L-R) Morocco's Abdalaati Iguider, Poland's Marcin Lewandowski, Kenya's Asbel Kiprop, Kenya's Elijah Motonei Manangoi, ...

    Kiprop, Manangoi lead Kenyan quartet into 1500m semis

    The Kenyan quartet vying for the 1500m title at the IAAF World Championships in London capped a stellar display from the East African athletics powerhouse as they all earned qualification to Friday's ...

  • 10 Aug 2017
    (L-R) Ethiopia's Sofia Assefa, Kenya's Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi, Morocco's Fadwa Sidi Madane and US athlete ...

    Kenyan quartet in steeplechase final, Rutto through

    Rain, cold and drama characterised the Day 6 of the IAAF World Championships in London during the women's 3000m steeplechase and the men's 5000m heats. Rio silver medalist and defending World champ...

  • 09 Aug 2017
    Winner, Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto (R) gestures to Morocco's Soufiane Elbakkali as they race to the ...

    Kipruto races to Kenya’s third gold in London

    Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto struck Kenya's third gold in London as he mastered the threat of American favourite Evan Jager to win the World men's 3000m steeplechase gold on Tuesday. In a br...

  • 08 Aug 2017
    Kenya's Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon celebrates winning the final of the women's 1,500m athletics event at ...

    Brilliant Kipyegon captures 1500m gold for Kenya

    Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya added the world title to her Olympic crown after sprinting to victory in the women's 1500m on Monday. In a fantastic race that erupted on the final lap, Kip...

  • 06 Aug 2017
    Bahrain's Rose Chelimo reacts after winning the women's marathon athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World ...

    Chelimo edges classic to win women’s world marathon

    Kenyan-born Bahraini Rose Chelimo produced a devastating last kick to deny former compatriot Edna Kiplagat the women's World Marathon title in a tactical, exciting battle on Sunday as the championship...

  • Kenya's Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui (L) and Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola lead the men's marathon athletics event ...

    Geoffrey Kirui delivers Kenya’s first gold in London

    Geoffrey Kirui struck Kenya's first gold medal at the IAAF World Athletics championships in London, edging an enthralling battle with Ethiopian Tamirat Tola to clock home in 2:08:27 on Sunday. The...

  • 05 Aug 2017
    Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana celebrates winning the final of the women's 10,000m athletics event at the 2017 ...

    Tirop settles for bronze as Ayana blasts to 10K glory

    Former World Cross champion Agnes Tirop bagged a second bronze medal for Kenya in the women's 10,000m as Olympic champion Almaz Ayana led Tirunesh Dibaba to an Ethiopian 1-2 at ongoing IAAF World Cham...

  • 03 Aug 2017
    Samples collected from athletes to test for doping. PHOTO/File

    ADAK refutes German TV doping cover-up claims

    The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) has denied claims of doping cover-up in the country as alleged by German television channel Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen. ADAK Chief Executive Officer Japhter ...

  • 01 Aug 2017
    Kenya's Faith Chepng'etich Kipyegon reacts after victory in the women's 1500 meters during the Shanghai Diamond ...

    Chepng’etich not bothered by Semenya face-off

    Olympics 1500m champion and World silver medalist Faith Chepng'etich is unfazed the prospect of lining up against South African 800m sensation Caster Semenya at the IAAF World Championships. Semeny...

  • 31 Jul 2017
    David Rudisha after winning the men 800m gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics. PHOTO/AFP

    Injured Rudisha pulls out of London Worlds

    Two-time Olympic champion and World record holder David Rudisha will not defend his 800m title at the IAAF World championships in London. The two-time World champion announced on Twitter he has bee...

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