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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 Control

The year 2007 was ushered in this week with some good news when distance ace Eliud Kipchoge broke the 10km road world record by eight seconds! A marvellous feat indeed, which should have elicited excitement and renewed hope in Kenyan athletics. [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Athletics Kenya (AK) says it has nothing to do with the Kenyan-born Bahraini athlete whose citizenship has been revoked by his new country.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…]