Author: BM Koech

Racheal Jemutai Mutgaa Wins Nagano Marathon

Racheal Mutgaa is the 2017 Nagano Marathon winner. In a race she dominated from start to finish, Mutgaa crossed the line in 2:33:00 ahead of Ethiopia’s Famtu Eticha and compatriot Miriam Wangari. Soon after the start, Rachel Jemutai Mutgaa broke away from the chase pack with Miriam Wangari and Famtu Eticha in tow. By five kilometres the trio was more than 50 seconds ahead of Mayumi Uchiyama who in turn was 26 seconds ahead of Aki Otagiri. Mutgaa then broke away from both Eticha and Wangari, and by 10km Mutgaa was nearly 20 seconds ahead of her two African...

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Daniel Komen: World Record Holder Arraigned in Court

The 3,000m and 2 Mile World Record holder and aspiring Member of County Assembly for Racecourse Ward, Uasin Gishu County, Daniel Kipngetich Komen has been arraigned in court and charged with obtaining goods under false pretense. It is alleged that in mid 2013 at Nakumatt Junction along Ngong Road, the accused, with intent to defraud, obtained a car valued at KES 1.7m falsely pretending that he was in a position to pay, a fact he knew to be false. Komen has also been charged with other various counts of forgery, uttering a false document and issuing a bad cheque....

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Kimutai And Assefa Lead East African Rotterdam Sweep

Running in unseasonably warm conditions, Kenya’s Marius Kimutai and Meskerem Assefa of Ethiopia were the winners at the NN Rotterdam Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday 9th April. Kimutai won the men’s title in 2:06:04 while Assefa improved her personal best by almost a minute with her winning time of 2:24:17. In the men’s race, three pacemakers lead the way for a group of 14 runners who were targeting performances in 2:05 territory. The first passage of the Erasmus Bridge was rather fast, with the initial five-kilometre stretch covered in 14:39. At that point race organisers...

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Kenyan Couple Lonyangata and Rionoripo wins Paris Marathon

Kenya’s Paul Lonyangata won the 41st Paris marathon on Sunday with his wife Purity Rionoripo taking the women’s race. Lonyangata recorded his biggest career win with a time of two hours, six minutes and 10 seconds. His compatriot, pre-race favourite Stephen Chebogut, came in second at 2hr 6min 56sec, with Solomon Yego completing the all-Kenyan podium in third at 2hr 7min 13sec. With the French capital bathed in spring sunshine, Rionoripo made it a family affair, setting a new record time of 2hr 20min 55sec. The couple’s success put a smile back on the face of Kenyan athletics 48...

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