Author: BM Koech

Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui win Boston Marathon

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, pulling away from American Galen Rupp with about two miles to go to win in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 37 seconds. Rupp, a three-time Olympian making his Boston debut, was 21 seconds behind and Japan’s Suguru Osako was another 30 seconds back. Americans had six of the top 10 finishers in the men’s race and two of the top four women. Kenyan policewoman Edna Kiplagat won the women’s race in 2:21:52, needing only one try in Boston to add it to wins in London, New...

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Get Ready for the 2017 Boston Marathon

The 2017 edition of the Boston Marathon is happening today. Hosted in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the race will take place today at 3:50pm Kenyan time. Among the elite men running in the race are Wilson Chebet (Personal Best 2:05:27, set in 2011), Geoffrey Kirui (2:06:27, 2016), Sammy Kitwara (2:04:28, 2014), Wesley Korir (2:06:13, 2012), Emmanuel Mutai (2:03:13, 2014) and Daniel Salel, who will be making his marathon debut. The women will be represented by Joyce Chepkirui (2:24:11, 2015), Gladys Cherono (2:19:25, 2015), Valentine Kipketer (2:23:02, 2013), Edna Kiplagat (2:19:50, 2014), Brigid Kosgei (2:24:45, 2016) and Caroline...

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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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