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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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Joyciline Jepkosgei Breaks Four World Records

Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei broke four world records as she powered to victory at the Prague Half Marathon. The 23-year-old completed what was just her fifth half marathon in one hour, four minutes and 52 seconds – 14 seconds quicker than the record set by Peres Jepchirchir earlier this year. And she also clocked splits of 30:05, 45:37 and 1:01:25 to break the 10km, 15km and 20km world records on the way. “I only wanted to improve my time. This is a surprise for me,” Jepkosgei said. “I didn’t know I would break the world record today. “But the conditions...

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