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Articles by Charity Wanja


  • 28 Apr 2017
    Screen grab of athletes running on the track. Photo/COURTESY

    Stars grace Thika AK meet ahead of Diamond League

    Olympians and world medalist graced the third Athletics Kenya (AK) meeting series in Thika at Kiambu County to test their training progress ahead of the Diamond League season set to start next week Fr...

  • 27 Apr 2017
    Kenya's Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (R) and Kenya's Hellen Onsando Obiri (L) celebrate after finishing respectively ...

    Obiri vows to help fight doping at her new Nock role

    Fighting the doping menace that recently crept back to bruise the image of a healing nation is top among Helen Obiri’s priorities lists as she prepares to embark on her duties as the National Olympi...

  • Julius Kirwa celebrates winning the coach of the year award during the Athletics Kenya (AK) ...

    Kirwa salutes move to reward coaches in London 2017

    Local track and field coaches have welcomed the move by world governing body the IAAF and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the London World Championships to award coaches of medal-winning athle...

  • 26 Apr 2017
    Paul Tergat during his official campaign launch for the Nock Chairmanship ahead of the May 5 ...

    Nock president in waiting Tergat ‘lost for words’

    Five-time World Cross Country champion Paul Tergat said he was lost for words as he went from challenger to the National Olympics Committee of Kenya (Nock) President in waiting following a late dramat...

  • 25 Apr 2017
    Federations await tribunal fates ahead of Nock polls

    Federations await tribunal fates ahead of Nock polls

    The hearing to determine the fates of Kenya Rowing and Canoe Association will be done on May 2 with the ruling set to be announced within three days thereafter, the Sports Tribunal said on Tuesday. ...

  • 24 Apr 2017
    President Kenyatta leads elite athletes and Kenyans in celebrating London Marathon winners

    President Kenyatta leads elite athletes and Kenyans in celebrating London Marathon winners

    President Uhuru Kenyatta joined Kenya’s sports men and women in congratulating freshly minted London Marathon Champions Mary Keitany, the world’s women-only marathon record holder and Daniel Wanji...

  • 23 Apr 2017
    Mary Keitany crossed the London Marathon finish line in a new world record.(PHOTO/Courtesy)

    Wanjiru trumps Bekele, Keitany smashes world record

    Coming into this race as the second fastest woman of all time, Mary Keitany took the London Marathon field to the cleaners with an astonishing 2:17:01 winning time to annihilate the women-only world r...

  • 20 Apr 2017
    Kenyans Vivian Cheruiyot, Florence Kiplagat and Mary Keitany ahead of the Virgin Monay London Marathon (...

    Kenya braces for Bahamas, London athletics action

    Athletics enthusiasts are in for a treat this weekend as the IAAF World Relays kicks off on Saturday in Bahamas, a day before the Virgin Money London Marathon fires off some 7000km away in the United ...

  • 19 Apr 2017
    Part of Team Kenya for the IAAF World Relays in Bahamas before their departure (PHOTO/...

    Departing Kenyan team out to better World Relays record

    Head Coach George Macharia emphasised Kenya will witness unprecedented success as the World Relays team prepared for it’s departure to Nassau on Wednesday afternoon. The Bahamian capital will ho...

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

    Boston stars Kirui, Kiplagat revel in title triumphs

    Freshly minted Boston Marathon champions Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat were elated as the duo soared top of the prestigious World Marathon Majors Marathon leader board on Monday. The otherwise u...

  • 16 Apr 2017
    All alone - Emmanuel Mutai dominates and dazzles with a 2:04:40 race record in London (PHOTO/...

    Mutai steps up to lead Kenyan Boston Marathon hunt

    With former world record holder Patrick Makau and 2012 champion Wesley Korir having withdrawn from this year’s Boston Marathon, the 2015 Berlin Marathon silver medallist Emmanuel Mutai will lead the...

  • 15 Apr 2017
    Eunice Sum (C) former World 800m champion lead pack during the finals of the Athletics ...

    Sum motivated by win in Mumias AK meet

    Olympics and world champions descended at the Mumias Sports Complex in Bungoma County to grace the second the second Athletics Kenya (AK) meet as part of preparations for the August World Championship...

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

    Weightlifting boss Ogola joins race for Nock exco seat

    The Kenya Weightlifting Federation (KWF) Secretary General John Ogola has become the latest entrant in the race for the National Olympics Committee (Nock) Executive Committee. He sets up a face-off...

  • 12 Apr 2017
    Lydia Maiyo receives medical attention during the warm-up for last year's FIVB World Grand Prix ...

    Prisons Coach Lung’aho eyes Pipeline quarters scalp

    The Kenya Prisons Head Coach David Lung’aho believes his squad has the edge over archrivals Pipeline as they prepare for an all-Kenyan quarter-finals of the volleyball women’s Africa Club Champion...

  • 11 Apr 2017
    Nyairera And Sum Confirmed For Eugene

    Nyairera And Sum Confirmed For Eugene

    Rio 800m bronze medalist Margaret Wambui Nyairera and former World Champion Eunice Sum are among the Kenyan 800m runners confirmed for the two-lap race at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on...

  • Kenya to send a team for 4x400m world relay

    Kenya to send a team for 4x400m world relay

      It’s a sigh of relief for the men 4X400m team after they were given an opportunity to compete at the IAAF World Relay in Nassau, Bahamas on April 22 and 23. The 4X400m team had initial...

  • 09 Apr 2017
    Marius Kimutai winning the Rotterdam Marathon (PHOTO/AFP)

    Kimutai leads Kenyan clean sweep in Rotterdam marathon

    Marius Kimutai lead compatriots to a 1,2,3,4,5 finish at the 2017 Rotterdam Marathon as Ethiopian Meskerem Assefa outsprinted Kenyan-born Bahraini Eunice Chumba relegated Kenya's Lucy Karimi to third ...

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

    Randiek, Kilonzi throw hats in Nock SG ring

    Kenya Hockey Union chairman Nashon Randiek and Kenya Rugby Union Director John Kilonzi have joined the race to vie for the plum Secretary General’s position in the May 5 National Olympics Committee-...

  • Cornelious Tuwei leads the pack during their 800m build-up meeting for the IAAF World Relays ...

    Kenya World Relays team to step up training on Monday

    Team Kenya for the third edition of the 2017 IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas will begin training for the competition in earnest on Monday, head coach George Macharia has declared. Speaking on ...

  • 04 Apr 2017
    Paul Tergat during his official campaign launch for the Nock Chairmanship ahead of the May 5 ...

    Federations boost Tergat’s Nock presidency bid

    Retired track and cross country legend, Paul Tergat's bid to become the next president of the National Olympics Committee-Kenya (Nock) received a huge shot in the arm on Tuesday when he gained the sup...

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