Cheptigei started his award winning exploits in 2014 when he bagged a gold medal in 10,000m race during the World Junior Championships held in Eugene, USA.
He was going to win gold but my finishing kick saved the day coming from the behind to beat the four athletes ahead of me,” recalls Zakayo, who maintains Barega may have won in Nairobi, but he isn’t good at the big championship races.
World under 20 champions Rhonex Kipruto and Edward Zakayo renew their rivalry as they seek tickets to the national cross country trials when the various Athletics Kenya regions make their selections this weekend.
The team that will be selected in Tororo will represent Uganda at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark slated for March 30.
Meanwhile, National Police Service, who saw defending world cross champion Geoffrey Kamworor grab a sixth title at the Ngong Racecourse over the weekend, are still consulting on a perfect hideout with a decision set to be made by next week.
The 2010 World Cross Country Under-20 champion Mercy Cherono will be eying a return when she slugs it out in women’s 10km at South Rift Region contest plane Kericho Teachers Training College grounds.
Also sounding war drums ahead of the national meet is Kenya Prisons team ready to recapture senior women’s title besides targeting their maiden crown in men’s race.
Finn Lasse Virén made history as the first man to ever retain the Olympic 5,000m title when he won at 1972 Munich Games and 1976 Montreal, a feat that Somali-born Mo Farah of Britain equalled with victory in 2012 London and 2016 Rio.
Emmanuel Bor from Nandi County led from gun to tape to win the third edition of Discovery Nyahururu 10km Road Race men’s event held on Sunday.
Miano urged county government officials to emulate their counterparts in Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Nyandarua, Taita Taveta and Nyeri who have supported athletics activities, leading to growth of talent in their areas.
Five times World Cross Country champion Kenya's Paul Tergat has donated one of his iconic running kit to International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).
The coach said that effort would be made by the federation to develop the rising talents who took part in the championship.
There is no reason that can justify hooliganism against any journalists,” he said while presiding over the monthly Nile Special Uspa meeting at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala on Monday.
We have been building the petrol station slowly and I’m happy we have finally opened it for business,” Kibet told Nation Sport.
The man who fell down but got up in rain to scoop a bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland hopes to run a marathon soon in attempt to qualify for the Doha World Championships.
Past winners headline the cast for the sixth edition of the Mau-Egerton Cross Country set February 9 at the Egerton University grounds in Njoro, Nakuru County with organisers targeting over 5,000 participants.
Olympic 800m silver medallist Margaret Nyairera’s coach Sam Maina is keen to get the athlete back on track after dipping in form the last one year.
Ssekandi was addressing the press at his office at a function at which he received Uganda based powerlifter Roy Mubiru and his American visiting counterpart and coach Terry Harcleroad.