Kenya has not been left behind in record-breaking and we will delve into it a bit later, but you should know you can apply to set or break a record. Here are some Guinness World Records held by Kenya: The oldest person to begin primary school. Maruge joined Kapkenduiyo Primary School on January 12, 2004, aged 84.
Tanzania To Be Represented By Only 3 Athletes At The 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tanzanian will be represented by only three athletes at the 2020 Tokyo olympics despite them having a population of over 61 million people. The only hope of Tanzania is the 2017 bronze medalist Alphonce Simbu who is expected to display a very spirited fight and bring the win back home.
Joshua Kimkung, a 12-year-old pupil from Lang’ata West Primary School climbed Mt. Kenya in a record 10hrs and 53min when he was only ten years old in November 2019. Kimkung achieved the incredible feat in just under 11 hours, a feat which would ordinarily take many several days to accomplish.
Christano Ronaldo recently made history as the first person in the world to surpass 300 million followers on Instagram. He is one of the greatest footballers of all the time owing to his incredible performances in the pitch. The iconic athlete follows back only 476 people and only one Kenyan who happens to feature in list.
Kenya is a country that greatly value sports, this is mainly done to support the talents of youths in the country. For that reason, Kenya is a home of football stars, marathon runners, boxing stars, heavy weight champions among many others. In fact in the world, Kenya is popularly known to be the home of best marathon runners worldwide, the country produced Eliud Kipchoge, Kipchoge Keino, Catherine Ndereba and many others who won medals in marathon internationally.
Betty Kyalo. [Photo | Courtesy] Renowned media personality Betty Kyalo has attracted attention on social media with a post that she published on her social media page. The former K24 news anchor who enjoys a following of more than two million followers on the internet posted a photo and then in the caption area indicated that she was worn out.
Mohamed Farah Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah was born on 23rd March 1983. He is a British long-distance runner and the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history. Farah is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medalist in both the 5000 m and 10,000 m. He completed the 'distance double' at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships in Athletics.
Comedian Propesa has left Kenyans on social media talking after he shared a video of a young man kneeling down to propose to his girlfriend. The caption Propesa wrote that "Wakale wameanza Kupiga magoti wakipropose" invited Kenyans to participate giving their views. According to some of those who reacted to this post, they said that they are losing their culture by doing such actions.
The most famous athlete runner Eliud Kipchoge is under Preparation to participate in Olympics games which will be held at Japan in Sapporo in two weeks to come. Kipchoge had produced the fastest time ever for the 42.2 km distance, clocking 1:59:40.2 at the Ineos159 Challenge in Vienna, he is now back and ready to make another world record in Olympics marathon.
Meet Victor Kipchirchir And Mercy Kipchumba, Eldoret Marathon Winners And How Much They Will be Paid
The Eldoret Marathon took place on the chilly Sunday morning in Eldoret town, the home of Champions. Many upcoming and veteran athletes showed up for this marathon, one of the best paying marathons in East Africa. Due to the Corona pandemic, the event organizers hosted a short award ceremony party with no spectators or media house allowed for coverage exclusive of KTN.
There is a requirement for additional races in regions that have been creating top sports abilities after an effective Eldoret City long distance race on Sunday, a coordinator has said. The race, which had been delayed since April a year ago pulled in a quality arrangement in the people races.
With the Tokyo Olympic games coming later this month, Kenya will be taking some teams to the world event like rugby, volleyball, boxing, swimming, and a group of athletes.Kenya is known for producing some of the best runners especially in the long distance categories and in this article we will look at some of them who are expected to shine at the Olympics.
Hon Caleb Kositany who is a member of parliarment for Soy Constituency, and also a close ally to the Deputy President William Samoei Ruto ignited a hot debate when he posted about a grand event that he participated in on Sunday in Uasin Gishu County. According to his post, he said I participated in Eldoret City Marathon whose theme is climate change for action.
Eliud Kipchoge became the first man under the sun to run a sub two hour marathon back in Viena Austria in 2019. A documentary or a movie of the legendary olympic medalist Eliud Kipchoge racing to the finish line to make a history, under the slogan “No human is limited" will be released soon.
Her achievements include placing fourth in the Commonwealth Games marathon in 1994, 16th in the 1993 World Championships marathon and 45th in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics marathon. With a PB of 2:33:16, which was set at the Commonwealth Games in Canada in 1994, she won international marathons in Bordeaux, Majorca and Seville.
With many eyes sets on Eldoret City Marathon athletic funs are eargerly waiting the major event scheduled to be held tomorrow. The 3rd edition is expected to kick off early morning starting from Sogomo and ends at Eldoret town. Speaking during a tree planting day Uasin-Gishu governor Jackson Mandago said no spectators will be allowed.
The inspirational Eliud Kipchoge’s INEOS 1:59 Challenge film is set to be released next month. Eliud Kipchoge broke the world record being the first man to ever run a full marathon, 42.195km, in 120 minutes when he clocked 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria in 2019.
The squad which will represent Kenya in the 2021 Tokyo olympics is finally out after the athletes participated in the trials which ended today June 19 at Kasarani in Nairobi. The event which started on 17th this month saw a number of athletes secure a chance to represent Kenya in Tokyo.
Olympics Tokyo 2020 is a planned international multi-sport event that will take place in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The following is the complete list of Team Kenya members for the Tokyo Games: Following a three-day trial at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, Athletics Kenya named the country's track, field, and marathon teams for the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
Mercy Kipchumba managed to complete the race within 2hours 28minutes and 10seconds. She emerged the winner in women's race in the Eldoret City Marathon.However Victor Kipchirchir won the men race by completing it within 2 hours 8minutes and 56seconds.He revealed that earlier he had been involved in a road accident but after recovery he became more determined to train for the Eldoret City Marathon.It is through his passion, positive attitude and focus that he won the race.Mercy expressed her gratitude and revealed that it was through consistent training that she won the race.In addition Judith Korir and Leonard Lagat were position two for women's and men races respectively.Judith completed the race within 2hours 28minutes and 31seconds while Leornad completed within 2hours 10 minutes and 49 seconds.This marathon have shown the abilities and potentials of different individuals to become athletic heroes.Victor and Mercy are seen to follow Eliud Kipchoge's footsteps in future.