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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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Stephen Kiprotich second best at Hamburg Marathon

Uganda’s former World and Olympic Champion Stephen Kiprotich put up his best showing in three years when he finished second at the Haspa Hamburg International Marathon Sunday morning. Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen won the sprint to the tape (2:07:26 ), edging out Kiprotich who clocked 2:07:31. Kenya’s Jacob Kendagor was third in …

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LIVE: Cheptegei looks set to defy Kenyans, Ethiopians

4.55PM: Uganda will not get a better chance than on home ground to end the reign of Kenya and Ethiopia in the senior men’s individual 10km race. “Going by what I saw in training, I believe our time for gold has finally come,” Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich said, adding that “the …

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Kiprotich’s training partner Kipchoge wins, Mutai 8th

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP |  Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the Rio Games men’s marathon gold medal on Sunday. Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa won silver with American Galen Rupp earning bronze. Kipchoge, 31, timed 2hr 8min 44sec on a wet but picturesque course that snaked below Rio’s mountain-top Christ the Redeemer …

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LIVE: Kiprotich, Mutai and Kiprop carry nation’s hopes

Men’s Marathon final 3.30pm – Solomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen Kiprotich The Ugandan team in Rio is in exactly the same position they were at the last Olympic Games – entering the final day with no medal. Like at London 2012, Kiprotich is the throw of the last dice only that this …

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Cheptegei and Kiprotich carry Uganda’s last medal hopes

Saturday August 20 Men’s 1500m final (3.00am Sunday) Men’s 5000m final (3.30am Sunday) Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei Sunday August 21 Men’s Marathon final 3.30pm Solomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen Kiprotich Tweets about Cheptegei The Ugandan team in Rio is in exactly the same position they were at the last Olympic …

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Kiprotich comes 4th in Tokyo marathon, wins over sh20m

Uganda will enter a strong team of four runners in the Rio Olympics Marathon event due to the consistently good performance of the country’s long distance runners led by Stephen Kiprotich. With a slot for defending Olympic champion Kiprotich guaranteed, four other Ugandans have in the past year beaten the …

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