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Kenyan Jepkosgei breaks women’s 10k road record

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei became the first woman ever to run 10 kilometres on the road in under half an hour after clocking 29min 43sec in Prague on Saturday. The 23-year-old Kenyan, who set the world half marathon record in the Czech capital in April, beat …

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Keino to step down as Kenyan Olympic chief

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan Olympic chief Kipchoge Keino said Wednesday he will not stand for re-election during the General Assembly in Nairobi on September 29. The 77-year-old double Olympic gold medallist has been at the helm of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) since 1999 when he …

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CAF postpones CHAN inspection visit to Kenya

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has called off its final inspection visit to Kenya to assess preparations for the 2018 African Nations Championship, officials said on Sunday. A delegation was expected in Nairobi on September 7 but the current political situation in Kenya …

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Kenya to bid for 2023 world championships

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya is to launch a bid to host the athletics world championships in 2023 after successfully staging two other international competitions in the last 10 years. No African nation has ever staged the sport’s flagship event, but Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario said Kenya had shown …

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Kenyan star Rudisha out of world championships

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Kenya’s David Rudisha’s hopes of adding world 800 metres gold to the Olympic title he won in a world record time at the same track in the 2012 London Olympics have been dashed because of injury. The 28-year-old — who ran an astonishing time …

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Athletics: South Africa top World U-18 for first time

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | South Africa completed a clean sweep in the boy’s sprints to top the medals table for the first time at the World Under-18 athletics championships in Nairobi on Sunday. South Africa, fifth in 1999 and 2005, amassed ten medals including five golds over the five-day championships. …

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Football: Rooney nets on Everton return in Africa friendly

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | Wayne Rooney marked his first game back in an Everton jersey with a goal in a friendly against Kenya’s Gor Mahia in Tanzania on Thursday. England’s record goalscorer was making his first appearance since he rejoined his boyhood club from Manchester United last week …

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Kenyan marathon stars withdraw from London worlds

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan athletics selectors have been forced into wholesale changes to the marathon team for the August 4-13 World Athletics Championships in London following the withdraw of four top runners including Olympic men’s champion Eliud Kipchoge. Kipchoge, who narrowly missed out on becoming the first athlete …

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Rio Olympic marathon champion fails drugs test – reports

Paris, France | AFP |  Jemima Sumgong, the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic marathon gold when she triumphed at Rio in 2016, has failed an out-of-competition dope test, reports claimed Friday. The 32-year-old, who is also the reigning London Marathon champion, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO …

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Kenya’s Jepkosgei smashes women’s half-marathon record

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei broke the world record for the women’s half marathon on Saturday in Prague, becoming the first female to beat the 1hr 5min mark. The 23-year-old’s scorching time of 1hr 4min 52sec smashed the previous record set by compatriot Peres Jepchirchir in Dubai …

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