Subscribe Athletics Justin Gatlin of USA gestures during a training session at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on September 17, 2021 ahead of Kip Keino Classic. What you need to know: Fresh from winning both the Olympic and Diamond League series in 1,500m, Chepngétich, the 2019 World 1,500m champion, will be defending her title
Subscribe Athletics Vincent Kiprotich wins 400m hurdles race during Kip Keino Classic at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on September 18, 2021. What you need to know: Kiprotich crossed the line triumphant in 50.19 to edge out World Relay shuttle relay bronze medallist Wiseman Were to second place in 50.44
Former president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, Haile Gebrselassie was on a charity mission on Wednesday as he visited displaced people in Amhara region. The two times Olympic gold medallists over 10,000m donated over 2 million Birr (Kshs 4,800,436) in cash through the local NGO. The four times World Champion also gave the displaced people food and cooking oil.
Tokyo Olympic Games champion 10,000m Gold medallist, Selemon Barega was the highest athlete that was rewarded by the government of Ethiopia for their explosive results that they got at the 2020 Tokyo Games in Tokyo, Japan. The win made him the fourth Ethiopian to win the 10,000m title at the Olympics, the other three being the legendary Kenenisa Bekele who won in Athens 2004 Olympic games and in 2008 Beijing Olympics, Haile Gebreselassie (1996, 2000), and Miruts Yifter (1980).
The Tokyo 2020 3000m steeplechase bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen was in great shape when he pulled an expected kick to lift the Diamond League trophy for the first time at the Wanda Diamond League series that were held on Thursday 9th 2021 night in Zurich. The Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion who led a Kenya’s podium sweep at the Paris Diamond lived to his hyped expectations as he defeated the Olympic champion Soufiane EL Bakkali who missed out on a first career Diamond Trophy.
Diamond League women's 5000 metres final has left Kenyans questioning Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba In the ongoing Diamond League finals in Zurich, the women's 5000 metres race was won by a Burundian athlete Francine Niyonsaba and Kenyans are not happy. The race was highly contested and it had competitors like Hellen Obiri, Margaret Chelimo, Eva Cherono, Lilian Kasait and Beatrice Chebet who came in second, fourth, fifth, seventh and nineth respectively.
Subscribe Athletics Namibia's Christine Mboma celebrates with the flag after winning the women's 200 metres final during the World Under 20 Championships at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on August 21, 2021. What you need to know: Mboma, who started slowly, exploded in the last 50m to win in 22.40 seconds, beating Ta Lou, the African Games 100m champion, to second place.
After silencing Canada’s Marco Arop a week ago, Wyclife Kinyamal was it again and this time it was at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial that was held on Sunday 5th in Silesia, Poland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting. On paper this race was favoring former world record holder for the indoor 600m champion Michael Saruni and the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Patryk Dobek from Poland ,but it seems Kinyamal had his secret card hidden under the table as he trounced the two crossing the line in anew Meet record of 1:44.63.
Olympic 800m silver medallist Francine Niyonsaba set a new 2,000m world record at the Continental Tour Gold meeting that was held on Tuesday (14) night in Zagreb. Her time of 5:21.56 seconds was two seconds faster than the record set by Genzebe Dibaba indoors in 2017. The world 800m silver medallist, became the sixth fastest woman over the 3000m in history at the Paris Diamond League Meeting is also among several athletes banned from competing between 400m and 1500m because of naturally high levels of testosterone.
Olympic champion Emmanuel Korir made a statement in 800m men’s race at the finals of the Wanda Diamond League series that were held on Thursday (9) night in Zurich. Korir proved himself when he cemented his name in the history books of the Diamond league as he lifted his second trophy in style beating the best of the best over the distance.
Kenya’s Jacob Krop finished in third place at the Weltklasse Zürich Diamond League that was held on Wednesday night at Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich. The race was won by silver medallist at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics 3000 metres Berihu Aregawi from Ethiopia who cut the tape in 12:58.65 taking his home his first Diamond League victory and first Diamond League title.
Subscribe Athletics Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala celebrates after finishing third in men's 100m semi-finals Heat 1 during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. National 100m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala cannot wait to make his debut at the Diamond League in Brussels on Friday.
Triple Olympic medallist, Sifan Hassan threatened the world record again in the One Mile race that was held on Friday Night at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme in the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium. The 28-year-old who had finally admitted that her body could no longer handle a 10,000m race at the moment, could not trouble her own world record of 4:12.33 set in Monaco in July 2019.
Triple Olympic medallist, Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands had an incredible six races in eight days which yielded to two golds and a bronze in Tokyo; you would be forgiven for thinking she might need a break. Hassan has had a brilliant year when she smashed Almaz Ayana’s world record from Rio 2016 by over 10 seconds in Hengelo in June, but Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey went five seconds quicker on the same track in just two days later.
Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba capped off her season by breaking the 2,000 metres world record yesterday, finishing with a time of 5 minutes and 21.56 seconds at a Continental Tour event in Zagreb. The 28-year-old, who won the 5,000 metres Diamond League tile in Zurich last week, shaved nearly four seconds off the outdoor record and over two off the indoor mark.
Embattled former Cabinet Secretary in charge of Sports Hassan Wario has finally been sentenced over the embezzlement of funds and graft during the Olympics games that were held in Rio. Hassan Wario and ex-National Olympic Committee of Kenya official Stephen Soi were on Wednesday found guilty of corruption and abuse office in connection with the Rio 2016 Olympics scandal.
Olympic 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon denied Sifan Hassan the chance to add another trophy on her cabinet at the finals of the Wanda Diamond League series that were held yesterday Thursday 9th September 2021 in Zurich. Kipyegon who set the Olympic record over the distant taught the triple Olympic medallist champion a lesson as she closed the season on high note when she slug it out in a brilliant way and kept her nose in front to win her first Diamond Trophy since 2017.
Faith Kipyegon Reveals Why Her Tokyo Olympics Gold Was More Special Than The Rio Olympics Gold Medal
Faith Kipyegon the multiple times Olympics Gold Medal winner in both Rio Olympics and lately Tokyo Olympics in Japan has came out saying why she values the gold at Tokyo than the one from Rio de Janeiro Brazil. [Photo Courtesy] Facebook The Kenyan Olympic gold winner who is is also a mother has has created herself a name in the Kenyan history for going to Olympics after giving birth.
Kenyans on Twitter are a happy lot away from the usual politics of the day. The 800 metres champion David Rudisha has shared a photo of himself with a small girl dressed in a Maasai traditional attire that has excited netizens. "Proud Maasai girl from Trans Mara" tweeted Rudisha as he posted a photo on Twitter.
Former Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion Norah Jeruto will be leading a star-studded field at the Zurich Diamond League at the Letzigrund stadium on Thursday. Following her good show at the Eugene Diamond League, the former World Youth 2,000m steeplechase champion will be taking on her Ugandan neighbor and Peruth Chemutai, the Tokyo Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase champion.