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Joshua Cheptegei’s 5K world record ratified

Paris, France | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The world athletics governing body IAAF has ratified four records, including that of Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, that were set before the COVID-19 pandemic brought activity to a halt. Others ratified are that of Armand Duplantis, world pole vault record of 6.17m, Yulimar Rojas’s world indoor …

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Uganda picks 10 for World Half Marathon after Source of Nile race

Top 5 Men 1. Chebet Abel/Police – 1:02.33 2. Kibet Moses/KCCA – 1:03.36 3. Chemonges Robert/Police – 1:03.42 4. Soyekwo Kibet/KCCA – 1:04.14 5. Kwemoi Vitalis/KCCA – 1:04.21 Top 5 Women 1. Chesang Doreen/UWA – 1:13.25 2. Chemutai Doreen/Prisons – 1:13.36 3. Chebet Rachael Zena/Prisons – 1:14.57 4. Ajok Dorcus/Prisons …

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Sprint star Blake lashes IAAF chief Coe for ‘killing’ athletics

New Delhi, India | AFP | Ace Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has slammed world athletics chief Sebastian Coe for taking away track and field disciplines such as the 200 metres from next year’s Diamond League. The International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) dropped the 200m, 3,000m steeplechase, triple jump and discus from its list of …

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Cheptegei nominated for 2019 World Athlete of Year award

✳ Nominees 2019 Male World Athlete of the Year  ✅ Joshua Cheptegei 🇺🇬 ✅ Donavan Brazier 🇺🇸 ✅ Christian Coleman 🇺🇸 ✅ Timothy Cheruyiot 🇰🇪 ✅ Steven Gardiner 🇧🇭 ✅ Sam Kendricks 🇺🇸 ✅ Eliud Kipchoge 🇰🇪 ✅ Noah Lyles 🇺🇸 ✅ Daniel Stahl 🇸🇪 ✅ Christian Taylor 🇺🇸 ✅ …

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Kenyan athletes back in the spotlight over doping claims

IAAF chief Coe confirms knowledge of German media’s Kenya doping claims Doha, Qatar | AFP | IAAF president Sebastian Coe confirmed on Monday reports in German media which said the governing body’s integrity unity had received claims of doping against Kenyan athletes ahead of the World Championships. Television channel ZDF …

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Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | South African runner Caster Semenya on Wednesday lost her court challenge against IAAF rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels, but judges voiced concern with the application of the “discriminatory” regulations. Semenya, a double Olympic champion, was fighting measures imposed by the International Association …

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Kiprop insists on innocence despite doping ban

Paris, France | AFP | Kenya’s former Olympic and world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop has vowed to fight on to clear his name after being handed a four-year suspension on Saturday for using the banned blood-booster EPO. The 29-year-old failed an out of competition test in November 2017 and was provisionally suspended in 2018. On …

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