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Articles by Charity Wanja


  • 05 Jan 2018
    Solomon Lekuta wins the 800m at the African junior championships (PHOTO/IAAF/Organisers)

    African champ Lekuta targets more success in Finland

    Africa Under-20 800m champion Solomon Lekuta will be targeting a first global title at the World Under-20 Championships scheduled for July 10-15 in Tampere, Finland. Lekuta who is inspired by his n...

  • 03 Jan 2018
    George Manangoi in the 1500m at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 (PHOTO/IAAF/Getty ...

    WU18 champ Manangoi targets more glory in Finland

    After winning his first 1,500m global title last year during the IAAF World Under 18 Championships in Nairobi, George Manangoi is now eyeing a second title at the World Under 20 Championships schedule...

  • 01 Jan 2018
    Geoffrey Kirui wins in Boston (PHOTO/IAAF/Victah Sailer)

    Eyeing greater success, Kirui plans early Boston Marathon preps

    World Marathon champion Geoffrey Kirui says he cannot afford the luxury of suffering festive season hangovers as he begins preparations for his Bolton title defence on April 16. The 24-year-old enj...

  • 31 Dec 2017
    Kenya's Irene Cheptai (C) crosses the finish line to win the women's senior 10km marathon ...

    Flashback2017: Kenya reigns supreme at Kampala World Cross

    The year 2017 presented great success for local athletes as they preserved Kenya's global dominance in distance running. Kenyans again proved the opposition to beat as they ruled the IAAF World Cro...

  • 30 Dec 2017
    Flashback2017: Wambui finds rare Mountain Running delight

    Flashback2017: Wambui finds rare Mountain Running delight

    Kenya has been known to excel in road running but local fans can look back at the rare glory delivered by Lucy Wambui who beat the odds to emerge top at the 33rd WMRA World Mountain Running Champions...

  • 25 Dec 2017
    Geoffrey Kirui winning the IAAF World Championships London 2017 marathon title (PHOTO/IAAF/Getty Images)

    YEAR IN REVIEW: Mixed bag of goodies for Kenya at IAAF World Championships

    The IAAF World Championships in London was a mixed bag of goodies for Team Kenya as new champions emerged while others relinquished their coveted titles at the biennial show piece. Though Kenya los...

  • 23 Dec 2017
    Moitalel Mpoke Naadokila celebrates winning a silver medal in the boys 400m hurdles finals at ...

    FLASHBACK 2017: Kenya realise the dream, host IAAF World Under-18 Championship

    It was an eventful year for Kenyan track and field athletes as they played host to the IAAF World Under-18 Championships. At this competition, on home soil, they conquered and relinquished some of ...

  • 20 Dec 2017
    This image courtesy The Boston Globe shows the Women's winner Edna Kiplagat from Kenya crossing ...

    Edna Kiplagat revels in AbbottWMM hattrick

    A joyful Edna Kiplagat said winning the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) was all down to hard work as organizers finally announced her Series X women’s winner for the third time on Tuesday. ...

  • 16 Dec 2017
    The men's 10,000m winner David Bett. (PHOTO/Charity Wanja)

    Bett wins 10K, streaking Chebet claims women 5K

    The men's 10,000m was the highlight of the day as the third Athletics Kenya (AK) Track and Field meet came to end on Saturday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. The 2010 World Under-20 champion D...

  • 15 Dec 2017
    Chebet rules 10K at third AK Track and Field meet

    Chebet rules 10K at third AK Track and Field meet

    Emily Chebet claimed the women's 10,000m top honors at the third Athletics Kenya (AK) Track and Field weekend meeting held at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Chebet won the first tartan track com...

  • 14 Dec 2017
    Obiri, Manangoi crowned athletes of the year

    Obiri, Manangoi crowned athletes of the year

    World 1,500m champion Elijah Manangoi and World champion Hellen Obiri got befitting rewards after they were on Thursday evening crowned AK Athletes of the Year at a glamorous gala night at a city hote...

  • 13 Dec 2017
    Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Berlin Marathon on September 24, 2017 ...

    Top athletes to be feted at AK Golden Gala

    The finest athletes on the land will battle it out for top honours at the Athletics Kenya (AK) Golden Gala awards on Thursday as the federation seeks to reward top athletes who stood out during the 20...

  • 12 Dec 2017
    World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight champion Fatuma Zarika celebrates her victory against Catherine Phiri ...

    Kenyatta to honour Zarika with State Commendation award

    President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday bestow the Head of State Commendation award to World Boxing Council Super Bantamweight champion Fatuma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika at State House. Zarika is part...

  • 11 Dec 2017
    Kenya will take advantage as the host to field a total of five teams; three ...

    Kenya’s Kabaddi team relishing Iraqi test

    Kenya's Kabaddi team captain David Shilisia Musambayi believes that his side is ready for the invitational tournament that will hosted at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. The thee day...

  • St. Cecilia Misikhu Girls lining up to play their rivals Tigoi Girls in the Nzoia ...

    Outstanding school talents nominated for Soya award

    Eleven school boys and girls have been nominated for the ‘Most Outstanding Player of the Year’ ahead of the 2017 edition of the Safaricom SOYA Awards. The six boys and five girls battling for t...

  • 10 Dec 2017
    Kenya's David Saruni competes in the 400m hurdles heats during the IAAF World Under-18 Championships ...

    Saruni out to make WU18 amends in Finland

    Team Kenya captain for the World Under 18 Championships David Saruni says he is targeting a podium finish during the World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. The 18 year old 400m hurdler suffe...

  • Mary Moraa photos competing during the Kisii Track and Field Meeting 4X400 (044) (PHOTO/Charity Wanja)

    Moraa elated by SOYA Most Promising Girl nomination

    The IAAF World Under 18 400m silver medallist Mary 'Kisii Express’ Moraa is over the moon following her nomination to the 2017 Safaricom Sports Personality for the Year Awards (SOYA) shortlist. ...

  • 07 Dec 2017
    Ferguson Rotich on his way to winning his men 800m semi final at the AK/...

    Commonwealth Games Trials advanced to February

    Trials for the 2018 Commonwealth Games have been pushed three weeks early and will now be held in February 16 and 17, Athletics Kenya (AK) has said. AK CEO Susan Kamau said a communication from the...

  • 05 Dec 2017
    Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario and Athletics Kenya president Jackson Tuwei join award-winning athletes for ...

    AK to name Commonwealth and Marathon teams next year

    Athletics Kenya president Lieutenant General  Retired Jackson Tuwei has said that the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and the Commonwealth Games Marathon teams will be named early next year. ...

  • 04 Dec 2017
    Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa (R) flanked by Principal Secretary for Sports Kirimi ...

    Govt pledges Sh10m to Judo association for talent development

    The Ministry of Sports has pledged Sh 10 million to the Kenya Judo Association (KJA) for development of the sport,  as a result of their outstanding performance at the recently concluded second editi...

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