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Category "Athletics"

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 seconds to beat a pack of 204 runners, while Sakilu emerged winner in the women category in a time of [...]

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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 of exciting exploits with similar experiences that inspire budding athletes. World’s second fastest marathoner Moses Mosop, Boston Marathon second-placed Micah Kogo, [...]

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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 in the country. He is remembered in athletic circles as the best steeplechaser of all time, being the only steeplechaser with [...]

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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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Kenya dominate quest for Marathon Majors jackpot

  Kenya dominate quest for Marathon Majors jackpot

Kenya’s superlative showing at the London Marathon improved their ranking on the World Marathon Major (WMM) leaderboard. The athletes will travel back home from London with varied expectations as focus shifts [...]

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Uganda Athletics coach suspended, independent committee named

The Uganda Athletics Federation has today announced the suspension of Police coach Peter Wemale until the investigations on his conduct is finalised. Wemale has been accused of molesting young female [...]

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Big plans for 2014 USPA gala

  Big plans for 2014 USPA gala

Organisers of the 28th Nile Special/USPA gala are doing everything within their means to ensure that this year’s event stands out. The Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) and their sponsors Nile [...]

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Sokoine Marathon to become international event

  Sokoine Marathon to become international event

After running for two consecutive years, the annual Sokoine Marathon will now be registered to become one of the international races and be included in the world marathon timetables. Race coordinator [...]

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