Articles by Gilbert Kiprotich


  • Kenya’s Togo-bound team breaks camp

    Kenya’s Togo-bound team breaks camp

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    Following the postponement of the 6th Africa Cross Country Championships, the Kenyan team for the continental showpiece has closed its residential tra...

  • Athletes run on a road during a half marathon near the town of Eldoret in ...

    Syombua chasing Olympic dream

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    With the rescheduled Olympic Games barely five months away, Hellen Syombua is seeking to hit top form as she eyes to make her debut at the largest spo...

  • Athletics: Team Kenya begins bubble training at Kasarani

    Athletics: Team Kenya begins bubble training at Kasarani

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    Team Kenya's athletics is the first team to go into  bubble camp that will last for two weeks at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani as pre...

  • Waithaka eyes Tokyo Olympics success

    Waithaka eyes Tokyo Olympics success

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    Stanley Waithaka is confident his stay in Japan will play a major role in his quest to shine at the Olympic Games set for this summer. The delayed ...

  • Rono, Cherotich shine at AK meet

    Rono, Cherotich shine at AK meet

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    Africa Junior 3000m bronze medallist Gideon Rono stunned Commonwealth Games 10000m bronze medallist Rodgers Kwemoi to win the men's 5000m race as the ...

  • Kibiwott Kandie fires warning shot at Nairobi AK meet

    Kibiwott Kandie fires warning shot at Nairobi AK meet

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    Chief athletics writer, Nyayo Stadium After a disappointing outing at the National Cross Country championships a fortnight ago, Kibiwott Kandie bounc...

  • Newly elected national Olympic committe -Kenya (NOCK) Paul Tergat celebrates being declared winner during National ...

    Tergat urges marathoners to stay focused ahead of Olympics

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    The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) President Paul Tergat has challenged the marathon team to remain steadfast as the clock ticks down tow...

  • Kenyan team to remain in camp despite postponed championship

    Kenyan team to remain in camp despite postponed championship

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    The Kenyan team for the Africa Cross Country Championships will remain in residential training camp despite the postponement of the Africa Cross Champ...

  • KHU publishes league resumption dates

    KHU publishes league resumption dates

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    The Kenya hockey premier league will kick off on April 3, Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) has announced. KHU suspended all its leagues in March last year fo...

  • AK weekend meeting moved to Nairobi

    AK weekend meeting moved to Nairobi

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    The opening leg of Athletics Kenya (AK) Track and Field meeting that was scheduled to be held in Maseno University on Friday and Saturday has been mov...

  • Athletes race during the National Cross Country Championship at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi, Kenya on ...

    Africa Cross Country championships postponed

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    The 6th African Cross Country Championships that was slated for March 6-7 in Lome, Togo has been postponed to a later date. In a statement, the Confe...

  • Kosgei nominated for Laureus award

    Kosgei nominated for Laureus award

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    World marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei is among the six nominees for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award. Kosgei will battle it out...

  • Peres Jepchirchir winning at the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016. PHOTO/Courtesy

    Why all-conquering Jepchirchir has her work cut out

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    Gilbert KiprotichChief writer, athletics While 2020 was a year many would want to erase from their memories, for Peres Jepchirchir it was a bitter-...

  • SOYA: Olunga, Jepchirchir crowned Most Valuable athletes at gala

    SOYA: Olunga, Jepchirchir crowned Most Valuable athletes at gala

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    Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga and half marathon world record holder Peres Jepchirchir are the winners of the 2020 Outstanding Sports Personali...

  • Kipchoge to return to Hamburg

    Kipchoge to return to Hamburg

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    World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge will be making a return to Hamburg, the place where he made his marathon debut for the NN Mission Marathon...

  • SOYA organisers to host symposium in Naivasha

    SOYA organisers to host symposium in Naivasha

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    Some 250 sports people across all the sports disciplines will congregate in Naivasha on Saturday for a one-day sports symposium to mark the 17th editi...

  • Obiri eyeing double events at Tokyo Olympics

    Obiri eyeing double events at Tokyo Olympics

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    World 5000m champion Hellen Obiri is keen to compete in both 5,000m and 10,000m events at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The 31-year-ol...

  • Kwemoi upsets Kandie to lift National Cross Country title

    Kwemoi upsets Kandie to lift National Cross Country title

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    @gil_kiprotich Commonwealth Games 10000m bronze medallist Rodgers Kwemoi stunned favourites to clinch the men's 10km title at the National Cross Coun...

  • Dominant Rono shines at cross country meet

    Dominant Rono shines at cross country meet

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    Gideon Rono of Central Rift ran the rule in the boys 8km Under-20 race at the National Cross Country Championships held Saturday at the Ngong Race Cou...

  • Junior athletes sensitized on doping ahead National XC champs

    Junior athletes sensitized on doping ahead National XC champs

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    Athletics Kenya (AK) in partnership with the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) emphasized the importance of running and winning clean to the junior a...

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