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Mutai ready for World Cross Championships

Geoffrey Mutai

Geoffrey Mutai

Winning at the event rated as the toughest cross-country race on the planet brings with it excess baggage of expectation at the subsequent World Cross Country Championships. [Read more…]

Albert Yator dies as a result of malaria

 

Albert Yator

Albert Yator

Kenyan runner Albert Yator, who won the silver medal in the steeplechase at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton this past summer, died last weekend after contracting malaria. He was 17 [Read more…]

AK boss disowns athlete

By Chris Mbaisi and Robin Toskin – reproduced with permission from The Standard

Athletics Kenya (AK) says it has nothing to do with the Kenyan-born Bahraini athlete whose citizenship has been revoked by his new country.

AK chairman Isaiah Kiplagat said on Monday that Mushir Salem Jawher, formerly Leonard Mucheru, will have to clear with the Kenya Government before dealing with them.

“The case at hand has nothing to do with us, we finished with Jahwer after he defected. At the moment he is a foreigner and will have to deal with the Government before we can think of touching him,” he said.

He said the matter rests with the Government, Bahrain and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Kiplagat said if Jawher wants to run for Kenya again, he would have to wait for three years to be cleared as per the IAAF rules.

” It is that serious and unfortunate for the young man,” he said.

Kenyan immigration officials said Mucheru risks arrest, as the Constitution does not provide for dual citizenship.

“There are no two ways about it. Technically he is not a Kenyan now whether he informed the authorities here or not. He risks arrest if found on Kenyan soil,” the official within the Citizenship Department said. [Read more…]

500 below 2.20

Kenyan marathoners break the “500 Barrier” for the year!

It seems every year Kenyan male marathoners set new standards of excellence and 2006 has been no exception. [Read more…]

Runners invest in real estate

Moses Kiptanui

Moses Kiptanui

Athletics is the leading ‘non-elite’ sport raking in millions of shillings for successful Kenyan runners. The dominance of the global distance athletics scene by Kenyans needs no gainsaying. [Read more…]

Kenyan Prospects for the 2005 Helsinki World Championships

The 2005 IAAF World Athletic Championships returns to Helsinki, Finland, site of the inaugural global championships in 1983. For nine days in early August, the athletic world will be focused on the unfolding drama and riveting competition for championship medals, personal glory, and national esteem. [Read more…]

Beep Beep the Runner

“Beeeeeep. Beeeeep. Beeeeep.”
The people in Nike’s sports watch department have succeeded. They have created the most annoying alarm tone ever, and for the last five minutes it’s been an unwelcome intruder into my REM sleep. [Read more…]

Chepkero Athletics Club

Chepkero Athletics ClubKenya: P.O. Box 5425 – Eldoret, Kenya

Chepkero Athletics Club is located in Flax Centre, Chepkero Location, Kaptagat Division, Uasin Gishu District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya, East Africa. Or, more simply, it’s about 20 miles southeast of Eldoret, just off the C54 highway and alongside the Mobassa-Kampala railway. [Read more…]