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Its all systems go for world under 18 championships

  NAIROBI. 11 July, 2017. All is set for the 10th of the IAAF World Under 18 athletics championships that kick off tomorrow, Wednesday, at the Moi International Sports Complex Kasarani. Over 800 junior athletes from 131 countries across the world will line up as the world turns their eyes to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi as the country that prides as an athletics power house hos...

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Younger Manangoi, Kipkemboi storm to 1500 meter semis at Kasarani

NAIROBI 12, July, 2017. Kenya’s Dominic Kipkemboi led a Kenyan duo in qualifying for the semi finals of the 1500 meters boys’ category as the IAAF World under 18 athletics championships got under way today, Wednesday, at the Moi International sports complex Kasarani. The 17 year old, Kipkemboi came back in a time of 3.48.77 minutes to win the first heat before George Manang...

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Chepkirui claims silver in day one, Ethiopia florish

  NAIROBI 12, July, 2017. Ethiopian Abersh Minsewo outsprinted Kenya’s Emmaculate Chepkirui to deny Kenya her first gold medal on opening day of the IAAF World Under 18 athletics championships at a rainy Kasarani Stadium Wednesday evening. Chepkirui, the World 5,000m silver seeded ground at the bell after a seemingly good command of the last three laps; to allow Minsewo ...

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Zakayo, Waithaka romp into 3000 meters finals

  NAIROBI, 13 JULY,2017. The Kenyan duo of Edward Zakayo and Stanley Mburu Waithaka advanced to the finals of 3,000m boys in day two of the IAAF World under 18 athletics championships at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi. Zakayo a form one student at Kapsait High School won his heat in a time of 8:04.85 followed by Ethiopia’s Milkesa Mengesha who finished in a time of 8:05...

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High hurdler Saruni of Kenya disqualified as rivalry with Ethiopia continues in 800m

Kenya team captain David Saruni faced a championship disappointment after he was disqualified from the 400m hurdles event moments after winning his heat. Saruni finished his heat ahead of Alison Dos Santos of Brazil only to be axed for lane infringement after judges ruled that he violated IAAF Rule 163.3 (a) which states athletes should keep within their respective lanes.   Ke...

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Kenya tops the world as Manangoi, Chebet strike gold

NAIROBI. 14, July, 2017. Kenya went to the top of the medal standings with two back to back gold medals and double silver, Friday evening as the IAAF World U18 Championships got into the third day at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi. George Manangoi, the younger brother to World 1,500m silver medalist Elijah Managoi unleashed an epic sprint to the finish line out pacing an Ethiopian duo...

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