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    Kenyan wins amid Boston tributes

Kenyan wins amid Boston tributes

Thousands of marathoners have taken to the streets of Boston, as the city honoured three killed and more than 260 injured in a bomb attack last year. Dignitaries, spectators and more than 36,000 runners observed a moment of silence before the race began. The heavy security operation included a ban on rucksacks [...]

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    Meb Keflezighi wins, Rita Jeptoo repeats at Boston

Meb Keflezighi wins, Rita Jeptoo repeats at Boston

Meb Keflezighi became the first American male athlete since Greg Meyer in 1983 to win the Boston Marathon on Monday while Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won her second women's title in a row and third overall. A race day that began with remembrances for those killed and injured in last year's bombings [...]

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    Leparon’s dreams: Rudisha sibling plots to break David’s record

Leparon’s dreams: Rudisha sibling plots to break David’s record

How athletics blood runs deep in Daniel Matasi Rudisha’s household needs no introduction. Even before the dust settles on David Lekuta Rudisha’s World 800m record of 1:40.91, his younger brother Francis Leparon has shown intentions to break his elder brother’s record. “I know people will start speculating about future plan of breaking [...]

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Uganda Athletics team for Africa Youth Games selected

The national youth athletics coach Moses Asonya is positive that the team selected to represent Uganda in the Africa Youth Games is the best and will come up with positive [...]

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Felix, Sakilu shine at Ngorongoro Half Marathon

Alphonce Felix and Jackline Sakilu won seventh annual Tigo Ngorongoro Half Marathon. Felix won the 21 kilometres race in men’s category in a time of 1 hour, 03 minutes and 59 [...]

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The Kenyan struggle to reach pinnacle of world athletics

  The Kenyan struggle to reach pinnacle of world athletics

Kenya: They have certainly made names for themselves in athletic circles but theirs is a spectacular riches to rags story. Kenyan runners lined up for the 118th Boston Marathon share a cocktail [...]

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Alcohol robbed Kenya of an athletics champion

  Alcohol robbed Kenya of an athletics champion

ITEN, KENYA: The name Raymond Yator may not ring a bell in the minds of many people but in the world of athletics, he was one of the most promising steeplechasers [...]

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Kipsang basks in London Glory: Champ returns home, focuses on winning Manchester 10km race

  Kipsang basks in London Glory: Champ returns home, focuses on winning Manchester 10km race

Kenya team to the London Marathon arrived home yesterday morning to a reception replete with ululations and pageantry. The Kenya Airways flight 101 carrying President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret [...]

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Mvuyekure shines in Pyongyang marathon

  Mvuyekure shines in Pyongyang marathon

Rwanda’s Jean Pierre Mvuyekure bagged a silver medal in the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon staged in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang on Sunday. The IAAF Bronze Label Road Race was won by [...]

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