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AK to bid for 2017 IAAF World Junior

After staging the successful 2007 World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa and the CAA Africa senior athletics championships,  Kenya is bidding to stage the 2017 World Youth Championships. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) confirmed it had received a letter of intent from Nairobi alongside Buenos Aires and Greensboro. "Letters of intent from ca...

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Nairobi Diamond Run a success- Korir

  Organizers of the Nairobi diamond 10 KM ran want the -cheer squad- culture inculcated in Kenyans that will see fans line-up the streets to cheer on athletes on course. Athletics Kenya Nairobi county chairman Barnaba Korir says that time is ripe for Kenyan athletics fans to emulate fans in other parts of the world and celebrate the thrill of Kenyan world beaters as they run on hom...

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Nairobi fault AK bosses over Bungei election uproar

Athletics Kenya (AK) Nairobi branch has thrown its weight behind the 2008 Beijing 800m gold medallist Wilfred Bungei  as the Nandi County chairman. AK Nairobi secretary George Kariuki who is the 1987 Africa Walk champion and Treasurer Paul ‘PAK’ Kariuki called on the national body to respect the wishes of Nandi athletics officials and recognize the outcome of Bungei&rs...

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Kenya Shines at Youth Olympics

World Youth Champion Rosefline Chepng’etich won Kenya’s second gold as Winfred Mbithe and Amos Kirui bagged silver to wrap up the country’s medal hunt at penultimate day of the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China .   Chepng’etich’s women 2000m steeplechase win comes a day after African Youth champion Gilbert Kwemoi brought home the first ...

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New rules to Cut down Road races

By Joseph Mwangi Athletics Kenya president Isaiah Kiplagat has reiterated that new stringent rules and the establishing a road running commission will weed out exploitative road races. Kiplagat said: “The commission will be responsible in drafting rules and regulations to govern road running in areas of prize money and route measurement. “We are going to reduce the ...

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AK to bring back night of champions next year.

By Joseph Mwangi The Athletics Kenya international showpiece dubbed ‘Night of Champions’ is back to the AK annual calendar of events. This was announced as AK released its jigged 2014/2015 calendar which was done with recommendations from a South African marketing firm contracted by the federation to help market the national athletics governing body. According to athlet...

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I took a Malaria Injection, Claims Rita

  JOHANNESBURG, November 6- Federico Rosa, the head of Rosa Associati that manages Boston and Chicago women marathon champion, Rita Jeptoo, whose A-sample tested for EPO claims in an interview there’s no possibility of a ‘mistake’ on the adverse findings after disowning the runner in the aftermath of the stunning news last Friday. “No. No. No. I didn&rs...

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Rita Jeptoo doping case set for January 15

Athletics Kenya Medical and Anti-doping Commission has announced dates for the hearing of the doping case against Boston marathon queen Rita Jeptoo. The AK body will on 15th January convene the seating to hear and determine the fate of Jeptoo, whose A and B samples tested positive of banned substances last November barely a fortnight after her Boston triumph and a scoop of the World Ma...

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Cross masters Forces out to regain glory

 Reigning IAAF World Cross Country senior men 12km titleholder, Japheth Korir, bucked the trend of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) being the only institution in the nation to mint a winner of the Holy Grail of cross country running in Bydgoszcz, Poland two years ago.   Five-time winners John Ngugi (86 to 89, 92) and Tergat (95 to 99) as well as double champion William Sigei (9...

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No more Govt cash allowance payments for athletes

Kenya’s sports ministry said Tuesday it will require all government payments to athletes be made via an electronic system in a bid to stop theft by sports officials. The announcement comes a day after three top athletics officials from the national federation Athletics Kenya (AK) were suspended over suspicions they had siphoned off sponsorship money from Nike and subverted anti-d...

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