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  • 27 May 2017
    Celliphine Chespol in action at the 2017 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene (PHOTO/IAAF)

    Chespol stuns with world U20 record in Eugene

    On the first evening of action at the IAAF Diamond League in Eugene, many had expected the women’s 3000m steeplechase to prove another demonstration by world record-holder Ruth Jebet, but a new star...

  • 26 May 2017
    Eventual winner Nicholas Bor leads the Ottawa 10km (PHOTO/IAAFVictah Sailer)

    Withdrawals rock Ottawa but Kenyans favourites

    Ottawa is unique in the world of road racing in that it has two IAAF Gold Label road races on the same weekend: the Ottawa 10k on Saturday, May 27 and the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon a day later. Al...

  • Edna Kiplagat in the marathon at the IAAF World Championships (PHOTO/IAAF/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kiplagat poised to add another World title to cabinet in London

    Two-time world champion Edna Kiplagat will attempt to make it three titles in four global championships after being named as one of Kenya’s marathon runners for the IAAF World Championships London ...

  • 21 May 2017
    Irene Cheptai winning in Bengaluru (Procam International (PHOTO/IAAF/organisers))

    Korio, Cheptai in Kenyan double at Bengaluru 10KM

    Alex Korio and Irene Cheptai made it a Kenyan double at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2017 race, winning at the 10th edition in 28:12 and 31:51 respectively on Sunday. Cheptai caught the eye in parti...

  • Wilfred Kimitei wins the Karlovy Vary Half Marathon (PHOTO/IAAF/RunCzech)

    Kenyan duo break course records in Karlovy Vary

    Both course records fell at the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon as Kenyan duo Wilfred Kimitei and Yvonne Jelagat triumphed on Saturday.A group of eight men passed through 10km in 28:59. Kenya’s P...

  • Road runners in action (PHOTO/IAAF/Getty Images)

    Chemutai eclipses course record at Gothenburg Half Marathon

    Fancy Chemutai enhanced her reputation as one of the rising stars of the road racing circuit with a course record on a warm and blustery day in the Gothenburg Half Marathon on Saturday in 1:07:58. ...

  • 20 May 2017
    Helah Kiprop, Irene Cheptai, Leonard Komon, Zane Robertson and Mosinet Geremew ahead of the TCS ...

    Komon and co confident ahead of World 10K Bengaluru

    Defending champion Mosinet Geremew will contest the TCS World 10K Bengaluru with several ambitions in mind when he stands on the start line on Sunday. Firstly, the Ethiopian will be aiming for his...

  • 19 May 2017
    Shadrack Korir winning the Cardiff Half Marathon (PHOTO/IAAF/Organisers)

    Kenyans plan assault at Karlovy Vary Half Marathon

    Both the men's and women’s race records will be the targets at the fifth edition of the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon on Saturday. The men’s field boasts four runners with personal bests f...

  • First Lady Kenyatta up for Rwanda Peace Marathon

    First Lady Kenyatta up for Rwanda Peace Marathon

    First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will on Sunday join her counterpart in Rwanda Jeanette Kagame during the Kigali International Peace Marathon that is expected to draw thousands of athletes from across the...

  • 18 May 2017
    Germany head coach has blend a mixture of youth and experience ahead of the Kenya ...

    Germany assembles squad for ‘strong’ Simbas

      Germany Head Coach Kobus Potgieter declared Kenya will pose a strong opposition for his charges as he named the squad that will take on the Simbas on May 27. The squad features a blend of...

  • 11 May 2017
    Marcus Krah, Dejour Russell and Amere Lattin in the 110m hurdles at the IAAF World ...

    Youngster Russell aims for redemption in Nairobi

    De’Jour Russell’s memories of the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 are bittersweet. He recorded a world age-16 best and world-U20-leading time of 13.20 in the semifinals of the 110m ...

  • 10 May 2017
    Clifton Miheso of Harambee Stars reacts in their game against Guinea Bissau during their AFCON 2017 ...

    FIFA writes to Golden Arrows over Miheso case

    World football governing body FIFA is looking into an attempt by South African Premier Soccer League side Golden Arrows to have the case of Kenyan international Clifton Miheso heard by a national fede...

  • 09 May 2017
    Asbel Kiprop winning the Bowerman Mile at the 2016 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene (PHOTO/...

    Kiprop leads all-star mile field in Eugene

    Three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop and Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz will return to the Prefontaine Classic on May 27 to compete in the IAAF Diamond League meeting’s most famous race, the ...

  • Kenya's Julius Yego in the javelin (AFP/IAAF/Getty Images)

    Kenyans among stars set to compete in Rome

    Organisers of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea have announced that 36 medallists from last year’s Olympic Games will compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome in June 8. The all-star cast i...

  • 07 May 2017
    Valary Aiyabei wins the Prague Marathon (PHOTO/IAAF/Giancarlo Colombo / organisers)

    Kenya’s Aiyabei breaks course record at Prague Marathon

    Recent performances had hinted that Valary Aiyabei was due a big breakthrough over 26.2 miles, and the Kenyan confirmed it at the Volkswagen Prague Marathon on Sunday as she smashed the course record ...

  • 06 May 2017
    From left to right in back row: Lesisa Desisa, Zersenay Tadese, and Eliud Kipchoge begin ...

    Breaking2 eludes Nike and man; all you need to know

    Do we go again or do we implode under the weight of our own superficial ambitions? Man has failed to breach athletics' last barrier and an audacious bid that stoked as much controversy as it did co...

  • 05 May 2017
    Ugandan distance runner Moses Kipsiro (PHOTO/IAAF/Getty Images)

    Kipsiro expected to challenge at Ottawa Marathon

    Although his best time is almost eight minutes slower than the course record, Uganda’s Moses Kipsiro who trains in Kenya is expected to challenge a contingent of Ethiopian runners at the Scotiabank ...

  • 04 May 2017
    Ruth Jebet wins the 3000m steeplechase from Hyvin Kiyeng at the IAAF Diamond League meeting ...

    Jebet, Kiyeng reunite as athletics stars converge in Doha

    Sixteen reigning Olympic and world champions will assemble in Doha on Friday (5) to help kick off the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series, which gets underway for the eighth straight year in the Qatari ca...

  • 02 May 2017
    Samples collected from athletes to test for doping. PHOTO/File

    Pre-2005 World records at stake as doping fight heightens

    World athletics governing body the IAAF has been given a proposal which could potentially wipe out a number of world records. The European Athletics Council came up with a radical plan that could s...

  • 30 Apr 2017
    Ruth Chepngetich wins the Istanbul Half Marathon (PHOTO/IAAF/Organisers)

    Chepngetich breaks Turkish all-comers’ record at Istanbul Half Marathon

    Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich and Tanzania’s Ismail Juma were the surprise winners at the Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, clocking Turkish all-comers’ records of 1:06:19 and 1:00:09 on Sunday. Th...

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