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Athletics Kenya officials flag off U-18 caravan in Iten

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Vivian Cheruiyot urges young athletes to run clean

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Jemeli wins cross country race as talent center is launched in Elgeyo Marakwet

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Jemeli wins cross country race as talent center is launched in Elgeyo Marakwet


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Amos Nijel goes high in Kenya seeking key to dominance

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Olympic Marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang' eyes Keiyo South MP seat

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New record at Madoka race as Mwok and Cheruiyot win Madoka Half Marathon

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Athletics Kenya officials flag off U-18 caravan in Iten
Tuesday’s flagging off of the championship caravan at St Patrick’s Iten Secondary School was officiated by Elgeyo-Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos and the Athletics Kenya officials from the county. Six students from Elgeyo-Marakwet County are set to compete in the World Under-18 Championships in Athletics that starts next Wednesday in Nairobi and ends on July 16. The championship, which will be held in Kenya for the first time, has been scrapped off by IAAF   Read More ...
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Tags: Sport of athletics | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet |  Keiyo North |  Iten | 
Vivian Cheruiyot urges young athletes to run clean
The scourge of doping in the world of athletics is back in the limelight. This follows a Sunday Times report on Olympic Champion Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar, claiming the Oregon based coach might have tested banned substances on some of his athletes. Speaking in Elgeyo Marakwet county during the Ekiden Cross Country, Olympian Vivian Cheruyoit urged upcoming athletes to steer clear of doping.   Read More ...
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Tags: Sport of athletics |  Athletes | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet | 
Next up for Kipsang: Race to Parliament
During a pre-season meeting of his management team (Volare Sport of the Netherlands), Wilson Kipsang made it clear that he has set himself three goals this year. First was to win the Tokyo Marathon in record fashion, second would be to win the race to Parliament as Keiyo South MP, and third is to win an end-year big city marathon to crown the season. Well, he has cleared the first   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government |  Sports | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet |  Keiyo South | 
Jemeli wins cross country race as talent center is launched in Elgeyo Marakwet
A talent centre to nurture young athletes is to be established at the Maria Soti education centre in Elgeyo Marakwet County, home to world beating athletes among them Vivian Cheruiyot, Edna Kiplagat and Daniel Komen.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet | 
Amos Nijel goes high in Kenya seeking key to dominance
He has only been in Kenya for a month now but 800m Commonwealth champion Nijel Amos from Botswana has already picked up a few Kiswahili words. “Ninataka Chai (I want some tea),” says Amos, as he settles down for an interview with the Sunday Nation team at the Rosa and Associates training camp in Kaptagat, Elgeyo Marakwet County. “I love Kenyan tea. It is one of my favourite drinks in   Read More ...
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Tags: Sport of athletics | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet |  S Africa | 
Emmanuel Kipsang, Emmaculate Jebet triumph in Iten
Emmanuel Kipsang and Emmaculate Jebet on Saturday won men and women’s 10km races in fourth leg of Athletics Kenya Cross Country series in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County. Kipsang took an early lead in men’s race and braved chilly weather to clock 26minutes, 57.20 seconds to win ahead of Toronto Marathon champion Philemon Rono who clocked 27:06.90. Emmanuel Bett settled for third place in 27:10.30. Kipsang, a Kenya Defence Forces Officer   Read More ...
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Tags: Sport of athletics | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet | 
Chepchirchir, Kipkurui win Kalya half marathon titles in West Pokot
Milan Half Marathon and Susumua Dam Half Marathon winners Brigid Chepchirchir and Nicodemus Kipkurui braved Saturday morning's hot weather conditions to win the third edition of Kalya Half Marathon in West Pokot. Kipkurui, who comes from Elgeyo Marakwet, obliterated home favourites Reuben Limaa and Hosea Mwok, winning at 64:40 minutes. Limaa and Mwok gave home fans second and third podium slots in 64:57 and 65:24 respectively. Daniel Kipkosgei finished fourth   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  West Pokot |  Elgeyo-Marakwet | 
Olympic Marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang' eyes Keiyo South MP seat
Wilson Kipsang will become the second athlete after Cherangany Member of Parliament Wesley Korir to join elective politics. A native of Keiyo south constituency and a former marathon world record holder, Kipsang has his eyes fixed on the 2017 parliamentary race in Keiyo south constituency but what pushed Wilson Kipsang to join the competitive Elgeyo Marakwet politics? SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: Follow us on Twitter:   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government |  Sports | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet |  Western |  Trans Nzoia |  Keiyo South |  Cherangany | 
New record at Madoka race as Mwok and Cheruiyot win Madoka Half Marathon
Madoka half marathon Athletes compete in the 21km race during the 11th edition of the Madoka Half Marathon championship at the Ngrenyi Farm in Wundanyi within Taita Taveta County, October 22, 2016. [PHOTO BY GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD]. Hosea Mwok from West Pokot and Lucy Cheruiyot of Elgeyo Marakwet are the new champions of this year’s Madoka Half Marathon. Mwok on his second stab set a new course record of 1:07.14 to   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Coast |  Taita-Taveta |  Rift Valley |  West Pokot |  Elgeyo-Marakwet |  Wundanyi | 
Kangogo, Chesir out to keep Safaricom Iten road race titles
Albert Kangogo and Gladys Chesir will put their titles on the line at the seventh edition of Safaricom Iten 10km road race in Elgeyo Marakwet County on Saturday. Chesir, who in March finished sixth at the World Half Marathon in March in Cardiff, Wales, won the women’s race last year in 34 minutes and 40.3 seconds, while Kangogo took the crown in the men’s race in 30 minutes and 00.04   Read More ...
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Tags: Sport of athletics | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet | 
Geoffrey Kamworor: Man of all surfaces
They call him ‘a man of all surfaces.’ This is because Geoffrey Kamworor has excelled on the track, road and cross country. The 24-year-old from Chepkorio village in Elgeyo-Marakwet County isn’t done just yet and has been scheming, against insurmountable odds, to reclaim the 10,000 metres Olympic gold last won by trail-blazing Naftali Temu at the 1968 Games in Mexico. This race has in recent times been dominated by Somali-born,   Read More ...
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Tags: Sport of athletics | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet |  Americas |  Latin America |  Central America | 
Prepare for a new Samba jig, steeplechase star Kemboi tells fans
Four-time world 3,000 steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi has revealed that he will be doing a new dance for his fans if he wins gold at the Rio Olympic Games. “If I win, I will do an improvised samba jig that will entertain both Kenyans and Brazilians,” said Kemboi, who hails from Elgeyo Marakwet. Kemboi, a two-time Olympics champion, said he was looking forward to winning another gold medal. Speaking to   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet |  Americas |  Latin America |  South America | 
Battle of counties to play out in Sunday’s London Marathon
While Kenyans will, in unison, be cheering their elite runners in Sunday’s London Marathon, the situation will be a lot more different in the North Rift where individual counties will be rooting for their own. The athletics rivalry between Nandi and Elgeyo-Marakwet counties has grown so intense lately and will be highlighted by the much-touted battle between defending champion and World Marathon Majors title-holder Eliud Kipchoge (inset) of Kapsisiywa, Nandi   Read More ...
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Tags: Sport of athletics |  Marathon | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet |  Nandi | 
Nandi runner Eunice Chebichii tops Shoe4Africa race
Eunice Chebichii of Nandi County on Thursday won the tenth edition of the Shoe4Africa women’s 5km race in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Sport of athletics |  Athletes | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet |  Nandi | 
More support for AK after agents’ ban
ATHLETICS: Athletics Kenya (AK) branches from Elgeyo Marakwet and Turkana have supported the decision by to ban two athletics managers in the country. Regional Athletic Kenya chairperson Major (rtd) Michael Rotich, Turkana chairman Peter Ataan Ekunoit and Keiyo AK Pius Lai Kiplagat have come to the defence of the association which suspended Rosa Associati, run   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Rift Valley |  Turkana |  Elgeyo-Marakwet | 
First Lady shifts base to Kaptagat
Her Excellency First Lady Margaret Kenyatta yesterday started her high altitude training at Kaptagat region in Elgeyo Marakwet County in readiness for the second edition of the First Lady Half marathon set for March 8 in Nairobi. Under the guidance of the 1987 world marathon champion Douglas Wakihuri, she covered a total of 15km morning long run in the scenic Kaptagat forest. With her breezy personality, she demonstrated her endurance and determination when she covered the 7   Read More ...
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Tags: Sport of athletics |  Marathon |  Women |  Careers |  Career Skills |   |   |   |  Training |  Half-marathon | 
Places: Kenya |  Nairobi |  Rift Valley |  Elgeyo-Marakwet |